Volume 27 - Issue 2 - February 2014

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When Suspicious Bilateral Lesions Occur On Prior Hallux Amputation Sites

Jay Bornstein, DPM, FACFAS, and Larissa McDonough, DPM | 5118 reads | 0 comments

These authors detail the treatment of a 56-year-old male with unusual non-healing ulcerations at previous amputation sites.

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Keys To Diagnosing Metastatic Melanoma In The Foot And Ankle

Christopher Witt, DPM, and Steven Geary, DPM | 5422 reads | 0 comments

Given that melanoma in the foot is commonly misdiagnosed, these authors present the case of a 45-year-old with a history of multiple melanotic lesions and emphasize the importance of early diagnosis.

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Current Concepts With Revisional Bunion Surgery

Neal Blitz, DPM, FACFAS | 8831 reads | 0 comments

Following hallux valgus surgery, patients may end up with complications or undesirable results, including bunion recurrence, nonunion or hallux varus. This author focuses on revision bunion surgery techniques that keep the big toe joint functional and provides several case example strategies for revision surgery.

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Diagnosing And Treating Chemotherapy-Induced Nail Changes

Kristine Hoffman, DPM | 9546 reads | 0 comments

Patients on chemotherapy can often experience changes in the toenails and although some of these changes may be tolerable, others are more serious and require treatment. Accordingly, this author reveals how one can recognize common nail changes such as Beau’s lines and subungual abscesses, and provides a pertinent guide to prevention and treatment.

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A Closer Look At Total Ankle Replacement Revision

Thomas S. Roukis, DPM, PhD, FACFAS, and Mark A. Prissel, DPM | 9025 reads | 0 comments

Given the challenges of total ankle replacement, these authors provide a historical overview of one of the early implants, review common complications and offer salient insights on revisional treatment.

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Adjusting Orthoses: Simple Solutions To Common Complaints

Larry Huppin, DPM | 7929 reads | 0 comments

Troubleshooting orthoses is a vital skill when a patient returns with a complaint about the prescribed device. This author presents a guide to remediating common problems, including addressing arch irritation, how to add valgus extensions and keys to adjusting orthoses for shoe fit.

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