Volume 27 - Issue 7 - July 2014

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Current Insights On The Multidisciplinary Treatment 
Of Necrotizing Fasciitis


David M. Davidson, DPM | 1586 reads | 1 comments

This author presents a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating a 54-year-old patient with diabetes who presented with intense pain and a toe that was turning black.



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Treating Iatrogenic Calcaneal Osteomyelitis 
Following A Plantar Heel Injection


Michael Canales, DPM, FACFAS, Michael Bowen, DPM, and John Gerhard, DPM | 1929 reads | 0 comments

Addressing questions of how to proceed when a calcanectomy is inappropriate, these authors detail how to treat a 24-year-old who experienced the rare complication of calcaneal osteomyelitis after an injection for plantar fasciitis.



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The Top Ten Innovations In Podiatry

Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor | 8630 reads | 0 comments

Podiatric physicians continue to gain new tools and technologies to improve lower extremity care. This author gets the input of experts on recent and emerging innovations in areas including surgical advances, wound care and antifungals.



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Addressing The Biomechanics Of Stage II Adult-Acquired Flatfoot

Douglas Richie, Jr., DPM, FACFAS, FAAPSM | 2804 reads | 0 comments

Given the common presentation of adult-acquired flatfoot in podiatric practice, this author discusses the pathomechanics of the condition, offers diagnostic insights on the spring ligament and the heel raise test, and shares perspectives from the literature on the efficacy of treatment interventions.



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Mastering The Akin Osteotomy

Neal Blitz, DPM, FACFAS | 2329 reads | 0 comments

Although the Akin osteotomy has limited use as an isolated procedure for surgeons, it is still a valuable adjunct procedure. This author explores when to perform an isolated Akin and which procedure to choose, offers a guide to effective fixation and discusses how to address an overcorrected Akin.



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Current Concepts In Treating Hypertrophic Scars And Keloids

Arash Taheri, MD, Farah Moustafa, BS, Parisa Mansoori, MD, and Steven R. Feldman, MD, PhD | 2476 reads | 0 comments

Given that a keloid or hypertrophic scar may cause disfigurement, pruritus, pain and contractures that can result in deformity and disability, prevention is the first and most important step in the management of these scars. These authors discuss the pathophysiology of scar formation, risk factors, keys to prevention and available treatments for keloids or hypertrophic scars.



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