Volume 27 - Issue 3 - March 2014

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Key Insights On Performing A Revisional Positional First MPJ Arthrodesis

Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS, and Zachary M. Thomas, DPM | 3962 reads | 0 comments

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.

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Treating A Non-Union Of A Second Metatarsal Fracture

H. John Visser, DPM, Dan Thouvenot, DPM, and Jackson Crough, DPM | 4961 reads | 0 comments

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.

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Amniotic Membrane: Can It Have An Impact For DFUs?

Jennifer Swan, DPM, and Christopher Hyer, DPM, FACFAS | 7482 reads | 2 comments

Does amniotic membrane represent a promising technology that can speed the healing of complicated wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers? These authors take a closer look at how amniotic membranes work and offer several case study examples.

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A Closer Look At Gait Analysis In Patients With Diabetes

Michael DeBrule, DPM | 6965 reads | 0 comments

Observing the gait of patients with diabetes can reveal valuable information that can help avert complications. This author discusses gait abnormalities in patients with diabetes, reviews the influence of ground reactive forces and provides a practical guide to analyzing gait in this patient population.

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A Closer Look At Beaming The Columns In The Charcot Diabetic Foot

William P. Grant, DPM, FACFAS, Bryan Barbato, BS, and Lisa M. Grant-McDonald, BS | 14740 reads | 0 comments

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.

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Current Concepts In Diagnosing Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcerations

Molly Judge, DPM, FACFAS | 6409 reads | 0 comments

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.

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