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  • April 2005 | Volume 18 - Issue 4
    Here is a preoperative photo showing an adducted/dorsal second MTPJ dislocation without PIPJ involvement. A hallux abductus with bunion deformity is also present.
    By Joshua Gerbert, DPM
    63,139 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
       Second MTPJ stress syndrome has become a catch-all term for patients who complain of chronic pain involving the second MTPJ. While it is important to differentiate this entity from a neuroma, intermetatarsal bursitis or a stress fracture of a metatarsal, it is even more important for the practitioner to determine an accurate etiology or etiologies for the second MTPJ stress syndrome. Only by understanding the cause of the problem can one develop an effective treatment plan.    When a patient has second MTPJ stress syndrome, he or she may have the following ... continue reading
    Impetigo contagiosa, a common pruritic skin infection, occurs frequently among groups of individuals, such as athletes, who have an increased risk of bruising injuries and who are in close contact with each other.
    By Mark Caselli, DPM
    19,308 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
       Pruritis, a common complaint in athletes, has many causes. In addition to the eczematous dermatoses previously discussed (see “A Closer Look At Eczematous Dermatitis In Athletes,” pg. 112, February issue), one should be aware of other equally important conditions that may cause itching in athletes. These conditions include infections, parasite infestations, insect stings or bites, allergic reactions and systemic conditions.    When a patient presents with a pruritic skin rash, there is often a great temptation to jump to a diagnostic conclusion of one o... continue reading
    Note the fibular deviation of the hallux at the first MTPJ.
    By Peter A. Blume, DPM, Kenneth L. Cornell, DPM, and Robert Schoen, MD
    5,393 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
       Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic inflammatory polyarthritis that involves small and large joints, and affects approximately 1 percent of the population in the United States.1 The natural progression of the disease leads to irreversible deformity in the hands and feet with destruction of bone and articular cartilage. This may ultimately lead to the loss of function of the extremity. There are numerous extraarticular manifestations of RA (i.e., including vasculitis). They can affect any organ system and result in premature death.    Over the ... continue reading