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  • March 2014 | Volume 27 - Issue 3
    Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS, and Zachary M. Thomas, DPM
    6,443 reads | 0 comments | 03/03/14
    These authors provide a guide for performing a revisional positional first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTP) arthrodesis with autogenous tricortical cancellous bone graft for a malunion in a 54-year-old patient. ... continue reading
    H. John Visser, DPM, Dan Thouvenot, DPM, and Jackson Crough, DPM
    10,034 reads | 0 comments | 02/26/14
    These authors detail the diagnosis and treatment of a non-union following a second metatarsal fracture in a 61-year-old patient who was unable to remain non-weightbearing. ... continue reading
    Camille Ryans, DPM
    1,562 reads | 0 comments | 02/25/14
    Throughout the journey of life, we encounter many firsts. This is especially true for those in the podiatric medical profession. ... continue reading
    Danielle Chicano, Contributing Editor
    6,414 reads | 0 comments | 02/25/14
    While there are many options available for patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, podiatrists may want to consider a new dietary supplement that offers ingredients that are vital to optimal nerve health. ... continue reading
    Bob Baravarian, DPM, and Rotem Ben-Ad, DPM
    6,598 reads | 0 comments | 02/25/14
    Avascular necrosis of the metatarsal head is known as Freiberg’s infraction and most commonly occurs in the second metatarsal. It is more prevalent in women and the condition most often manifests in the adolescent years between the ages of 11 and 17.1 ... continue reading
    Enoch T. Huang, MD, MPH&TM, FACEP, FUHMS, FACCWS, and Javier La Fontaine, DPM, MS, FACFAS, FASPS
    6,985 reads | 0 comments | 02/25/14
    Yes. Enoch T. Huang, MD, MPH&TM, FACEP, FUHMS, FACCWS, offers a closer examination of recent controversies in the literature on hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) and cites an ample body of literature to justify that HBOT can be a valuable treatment to promote diabetic foot ulcer healing in appropriately selected patients. No. Javier La Fontaine, DPM, MS, FACFAS, FASPS, points to conflicting results in the literature on HBOT and the fact that only a few randomized controlled trials involving humans have examined HBOT in relation to treatment for diabetic foot ulcers. He says there is also a need for more specific criteria in regard to HBOT for patients with diabetic foot ulcers ... continue reading
    Anne Spichler, MD, PhD, and David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD
    6,253 reads | 0 comments | 02/24/14
    Given the prevalence of foot infections in patients with diabetes, aggressive and judicious management with antibiotics is crucial. These authors discuss the recent Infectious Diseases Society of America guideline on diabetic foot infections, emphasize the importance of a team approach in managing inpatients with diabetic foot disorders and investigate the efficacy of promising new antibiotic agents. ... continue reading
    Molly Judge, DPM, FACFAS
    9,335 reads | 0 comments | 02/24/14
    Offering pearls from the literature as well as her clinical experience, this author discusses the impact of infection, reviews common diabetic dermatopathology and notes other pertinent diagnostic keys. ... continue reading
    William P. Grant, DPM, FACFAS, Bryan Barbato, BS, and Lisa M. Grant-McDonald, BS
    18,113 reads | 0 comments | 02/24/14
    In the unstable Charcot foot, the concept of beaming may help patients with diabetes attain stability and greater weightbearing. These authors discuss the pathway of Charcot neuroarthropathy and offer essential surgical pearls. ... continue reading
    Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS
    5,937 reads | 0 comments | 02/24/14
    These expert panelists discuss how to offload pressure ulcers in the heel and ankle, which patients are at high risk for pressure ulcers and whether one should debride dry heel eschar. ... continue reading