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  • July 2014 | Volume 27 - Issue 7
    Michael Canales, DPM, FACFAS, Michael Bowen, DPM, and John Gerhard, DPM
    2,593 reads | 0 comments | 06/30/14
    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. ... continue reading
    David M. Davidson, DPM
    2,012 reads | 1 comments | 06/30/14
    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. ... continue reading

    603 reads | 0 comments | 06/24/14
    An innovative new system may be just the thing to facilitate improved fixation for common lower extremity procedures. ... continue reading

    564 reads | 0 comments | 06/23/14
    Elderly patients can be at risk for falls and a recent study in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry finds that antidepressant use can cause gait disturbances in older people. ... continue reading
    Keith D. Cook, DPM, FACFAS, and Matthew L. German, DPM; George F. Wallace, DPM, MBA
    1,652 reads | 0 comments | 06/23/14
    Minimal incision. Keith D. Cook, DPM, FACFAS, and Matthew L. German, DPM, note that using a minimal incision can facilitate anatomic reduction for calcaneal fractures and leads to fewer post-op complications than the extensile lateral incision. Extensile lateral incision. George F. Wallace, DPM, MBA, cites the extensile lateral incision’s versatility and direct visualization, saying the technique is a necessary foundation for other methods of calcaneal fracture surgery. ... continue reading
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    Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS
    1,617 reads | 0 comments | 06/19/14
    Following amputation, patients can sometimes experience difficulty in healing their wounds. These expert panelists explore what leads to delayed amputation wound healing, successful offloading strategies and how to facilitate the healing of transmetatarsal amputations. ... continue reading
    Bob Baravarian, DPM, and Rotem Ben-Ad, DPM
    2,481 reads | 0 comments | 06/19/14
    There is no question that heel pain is one of the most commonly presenting complaints to the podiatric practitioner. Although plantar heel pain seems to predominate in this category, we cannot overlook posterior heel pain as an important subset of heel pain syndrome. ... continue reading
    Stephen M. Schroeder, DPM, FACFAS
    1,570 reads | 0 comments | 06/19/14
    The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the human body. Increased interest in physical fitness and athletic activity by young, middle-aged, and older patients has led to a higher incidence of rupture.1 Surgical correction is often the treatment of choice because it offers less immobilization time, early weightbearing, better rehab potential, lower risk for re-rupture and faster recovery with return to activity.2 ... continue reading
    Camille Ryans, DPM
    322 reads | 0 comments | 06/19/14
    From what seems like the time that we first began to speak, many of us have been asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” ... continue reading
    Cynthia Cernak, DPM, Robert H. Odell, MD, PhD, and Peter Carney, MD
    2,662 reads | 0 comments | 06/19/14
    In the United States and most developed countries, medical care focuses more on the treatment of acute disease than chronic diseases, even though chronic disease processes consume a large proportion of healthcare resources. Currently, we treat peripheral neuropathy, caused by diabetes and other processes, by controlling its symptoms and not healing damaged nerves. A new technique utilizing the principles of quantum mechanics allows damaged nerves and tissues to heal without the side effects associated with pharmaceutical agents. ... continue reading