Volume 27 - Issue 5 - May 2014

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When A Basal Cell Carcinoma Occurs On The Plantar Foot

Morteza Khaladj, DPM, Rose Mary Mbibong, DPM, Nisha Shah, DPM, Ayesha Mohiuddin, DPM, and Aqsa Siddiqui, DPM | 2309 reads | 0 comments

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer. Accordingly, these authors discuss the diagnosis of a basal cell carcinoma in a patient who initially presented with bilateral venous stasis wounds that were increasing in size.

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Key Pearls For Treating Haglund’s Deformity In Runners

Nicholas Campitelli, DPM, FACFAS | 2997 reads | 0 comments

This author offers insights on the surgical treatment of a 43-year-old runner with pain in her posterior Achilles tendon that had not responded to conservative treatment.

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Diagnosing And Treating Common Baseball Injuries

Matthew B. Werd, DPM, FACFAS | 3143 reads | 1 comments

As spring yields to summer, more baseball players may present to your office with injuries sustained while batting, sprinting around the bases or sliding into home. Accordingly, this author presents a guide to treating common forefoot, midfoot and rearfoot injuries as well as contusions and dermatological conditions.

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Emerging Concepts With Percutaneous Osteotomies

Robert W. Mendicino, DPM, FACFAS, and Alan R. Catanzariti, DPM, FACFAS | 1888 reads | 0 comments

Although percutaneous surgeries were once fraught with complications, advances in techniques and hardware are leading to better outcomes. These authors offer pearls on performing percutaneous osteotomies and review step-by-step techniques for the forefoot, midfoot, hindfoot and ankle.

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Laser Debridement: Can It Have An Impact For Chronic Wounds?

Irina Bazarov, DPM, MS, Mher Vartivarian, DPM, and Alexander Reyzelman, DPM, FACFAS | 2311 reads | 0 comments

Offering pertinent insights on key principles and the biological effects of laser technology, these authors examine the possibilities of this modality for the debridement of lower extremity ulcerations.

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Addressing Complications Of Hallux Valgus Surgery

Mark Hofbauer, DPM, FACFAS, and Alexander J. Pappas, DPM, AACFAS | 3027 reads | 0 comments

Although complications sometimes arise following bunionectomies, one can take steps to reduce potential risk and attain a satisfactory outcome for the patient. These authors address patient-dependent risk factors, ranging from obesity to deformity severity, as well as surgeon-dependent risk factors including procedure selection and soft tissue handling.

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