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  • April 2014 | Volume 27 - Issue 4
    Vincenzo Palmieri, DPM, and Steven Geary, DPM
    3,437 reads | 1 comments | 03/31/14
    Traumatic foot wounds via foreign objects are a common encounter in the emergency room for physicians. These authors review a case study of a 27-year-old female patient, who suffered a puncture wound to the foot from a foreign metallic object. ... continue reading
    Kate Johnson, DPM, and William Fishco, DPM, FACFAS
    3,181 reads | 0 comments | 03/31/14
    These authors present key pearls on treating a 26-year-old patient with AIDS, who presented with papules on his lower extremity, chest, back, oral mucosa and genitalia. ... continue reading
    Kevin A. Kirby, DPM
    3,034 reads | 15 comments | 03/21/14
    Biomechanics and sports medicine have always been of interest to me since I entered podiatry school. After my first year of surgical residency, I was fortunate to do the Biomechanics Fellowship at the California College of Podiatric Medicine (CCPM). Even though the year of my Biomechanics Fellowship was the period of my life when I probably experienced the greatest intellectual growth, I ended the year with more questions than I had answers. ... continue reading
    Danielle Chicano, Contributing Editor
    1,064 reads | 0 comments | 03/21/14
    While there are various electronic health record (EHR) and software applications available for medical professionals, podiatrists may want to consider an option that is fully tailored to their line of work. ... continue reading
    Paul Langer, DPM
    2,276 reads | 0 comments | 03/21/14
    Increasing awareness of the benefits of exercise and longer lifespans is leading to more older patients seeking care for musculoskeletal injuries. Older individuals are more prone to overuse injuries and are slower to heal. Despite that, most researchers and clinicians agree that the benefits of exercise far outweigh the risks. The volume of research on aging is increasingly showing that there are physical, cognitive and psychosocial benefits to remaining physically active as we age.1 ... continue reading
    Lisa M. Schoene, DPM, ATC, FACFAS, and Stephen Pribut, DPM, FACFAS
    18,689 reads | 0 comments | 03/21/14
    Offering pertinent biomechanical insights, Lisa M. Schoene, DPM, ATC, FACFAS, examines the positive effects of stretching for plantar heel pain and the potential consequences of equinus. While stretching can be an early treatment for plantar fasciitis, Stephen Pribut, DPM, FACFAS, says it is not always appropriate to recommend stretching to heel pain patients and it can cause harm. ... continue reading
    William T. DeCarbo, DPM, FACFAS, and Alexander J. Pappas, DPM, AACFAS
    3,821 reads | 0 comments | 03/21/14
    Offering a closer look at the emergence and evolution of locking plates, these authors provide a thorough review of the literature to gauge the effectiveness of this fixation for first MPJ arthrodesis, calcaneal fractures and distal tibia fractures. ... continue reading
    Marybeth Crane, DPM, MS, FACFAS
    4,272 reads | 1 comments | 03/20/14
    The combination of a diehard mindset and the stresses triathletes must endure can lead to repetitive injuries. Accordingly, this author provides a treatment guide for common triathlon injuries such as stress fractures, blisters and Achilles tendonitis. ... continue reading
    Tracey Vlahovic, DPM, FFPM RCPS (Glasg)
    5,508 reads | 0 comments | 03/20/14
    There is no shortage of over-the-counter and prescription remedies for tinea pedis. With this in mind, this author takes a look at the research and clinical experience regarding several emerging treatment agents, including new topicals and medical socks. ... continue reading
    Christopher L. Reeves, DPM, FACFAS, Amber M. Shane, DPM, FACFAS, Larissa McDonough, DPM, AACFAS, and Francesca Zappasodi, DPM, AACFAS
    5,230 reads | 0 comments | 03/20/14
    A wide range of pathologies can arise at the second MPJ, making an accurate diagnosis vital. Accordingly, these authors offer diagnostic insights, a guide to conservative and surgical treatment options, and an intriguing case study. ... continue reading