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  • May 2005 | Volume 18 - Issue 5
    By John V. Guiliana, DPM, MS
    2,836 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
       Well-trained and efficient employees are crucial to the success of any business. Often a shortcoming, staff development is something that podiatric practitioners need to take seriously, building an integrated training process into their business plan. Without an adequate plan to train employees, doctors often feel as though the practice is inefficient and that they are constantly taking corrective measures.    In many medical practices, staff training is often inadequate. What often winds up happening is having a new employee simply observe and work side by ... continue reading
    Ninth in a series
    By Brian McCurdy, Associate Editor
    5,299 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
       Congressional legislation has been able to hold off cuts in Medicare reimbursement for the last several years. However, the relief may have been only temporary. If Congress does not take further action beyond the temporary 2004-05 legislative fix, physicians may see a reduction in Medicare reimbursement in 2006.    Without a legislative remedy, podiatrists will see a 5.2 percent reduction in Medicare payments next year, notes Julie K. Letwat, JD, MPH, the Director of Health Policy and Practice Advocacy for the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACF... continue reading
    Here is an acute deep space abscess in a patient who has diabetes. This infection will likely require a combination of aggressive surgical management and systemic antibiotic agents.
    By Ann C. Anderson, DPM, and John S. Steinberg, DPM
    12,539 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
       Many of the treatment decisions made on a daily basis in medicine are not founded on or confirmed by the best available science. Some of these decisions are based on historic clinical standards and teachings yet to be scientifically proven while other decisions are made out of habit or sometimes a lack of appropriate information.    The questions raised in this discussion are not intended to imply that every treatment decision must be based on randomized controlled trials. However, we do hope to point out many clinical misconceptions regarding the prescribi... continue reading
    Here is a preoperative radiograph of a symptomatic failed silastic implant with varus subluxation of the hallux on the second and third digits. This anterior-posterior view shows extensive cystic change of the proximal phalanx and the first metatarsal hea
    By Graham A. Hamilton, DPM
    28,068 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
       A challenging problem for any podiatric surgeon is surgically managing cases in which a silicone elastomer implant in the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) has failed. When patients initially present with this problem, they will complain of pain, deformity or both at either the first or lesser metatarsophalangeal joints.    The cause of the pain or deformity can be multifactorial. The possible causes may include: chronic synovitis and swelling around the implant; chronic skin fistulas; implant breakage or fragmentation; severe periarticular bony subside... continue reading
    By Jeff Hall, Executive Editor
    1,792 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
       As a lifelong East Coast guy entering my mid-thirties, I find that I have more appreciation for the simple things that come with the emergence of spring. I relish sleeping with the windows open. I notice the hostas springing back to life in the garden. Even my cynicism softens (albeit temporarily). Of course, no spring would be complete without a couple of delusional resolutions, whether they are grandiose home improvement plans or a renewed commitment to develop more of a regular exercise routine.    Sure enough, it seems like every corner you turn, there a... continue reading