Volume 27 - Issue 6 - June 2014

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Exploring The Potential Of In-Shoe Pressure Analysis In Runners

Bruce Williams, DPM | 1348 reads | 0 comments

Offering insights on the impact of in-shoe pressure analysis for runners, this author details the treatment of a 21-year-old runner who had been diagnosed with flexor hallucis inflammation or tendinitis, and possible plantar fasciitis on her left heel.

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Treating Acute Bilateral Foot Compartment Syndrome From Rhabdomyolysis And Frostbite

Allison Rottman, DPM, Steven Geary, DPM, and Raymond Yong, DPM | 1651 reads | 0 comments

These authors discuss the diagnosis and treatment of a 57-year-old male who had rhabdomyolysis, an acute kidney injury and alcoholic neuropathy that masked compartment syndrome.

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A Closer Look At Tendon Transfers For Crossover Hammertoe

Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS, and Jobeth Rollandini, DPM | 3757 reads | 0 comments

Given the tricky nature of second digit metatarsophalangeal joint instability/crossover hammertoe, surgeons need an effective remedy. Accordingly, these authors advocate for the use of tendon balancing procedures as viable alternatives that surgeons can combine with a modified Lapidus and endoscopic gastrocnemius recession when adjunctive procedures are warranted.

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Emerging Evidence On Footstrike Patterns In Running

Kevin A. Kirby, DPM | 8405 reads | 11 comments

Given the popularity and perceptions associated with barefoot running and minimalist shoes, this author takes a closer look at the research on foot striking patterns in runners and finds that rearfoot striking is not only far more prevalent but may be more efficient as well.

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Point-Counterpoint: Is An Initial TMA Better Than A Partial Ray Amputation in Patients With Diabetic Neuropathy?

Valerie L. Schade, DPM, AACFAS, and Suhad Hadi, DPM, FACFAS | 2121 reads | 0 comments

Yes. Surveying the research and drawing on her own experience, Valerie L. Schade, DPM, AACFAS, says partial ray amputations in this population can lead to complications and further amputation whereas initial TMA procedures can facilitate a durable and functional residual limb.

No. Suhad Hadi, DPM, FACFAS, says with the proper protocol in place, first ray amputations can provide good long-term healing and functional outcomes.

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Keys To Managing Common Pediatric Foot Fractures

Russell G. Volpe, DPM | 3139 reads | 0 comments

The treatment of foot fractures presents specific challenges in pediatric patients. Accordingly, this author presents a comprehensive guide to diagnosing and treating calcaneal fractures, stress fractures, metatarsal fractures and other common injuries in this patient population.

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