Volume 18 - Issue 8 - August 2005

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Disguising Bumps And Bruises

   Summer activity can bring bumps and bruises for children, and a new scar product can help DPMs improve the appearance of kids’ scars.

   The new Mederma® for Kids is formulated for children between the ages of 2 and 12, and can minimize the appearance of scars resulting from injury, burns, bug bites and surgery, according to manufacturer Merz Pharmaceuticals. The company says the product is also perfect for scars from childhood diseases and stretch marks from weight fluctuation.

 



News and Trends »

How To Convince Pre-Diabetic Patients About Lifestyle Changes

By Brian McCurdy, Associate Editor | 11905 reads | 0 comments
   Maintaining anutritious diet and exercise plan is paramount for patients with diabetes in order to reduce the risk of complications from the disease. For pre-diabetic patients, making such lifestyle changes may also be helpful in warding off diabetes. Encouraging pre-diabetic patients to change their habits was a primary focus of discussion recently at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 65th Annual Scientific Sessions.

Orthotics Q&A »

Secrets To Biomechanical Considerations In Static Stance

Guest Clinical Editor: Nicholas Sol, DPM, CPed | 8669 reads | 0 comments

   Evaluating biomechanics in static stance poses unique challenges because of the differences between static stance and dynamic gait. In addition, one must take the occupation of patients into account when modifying orthotics for patients who spend a significant amount of weightbearing time in static stance. That said, let us take a closer look at what these expert panelists have to say on the subject.

   Q: What are the key differences between approaching the biomechanics of static stance and dynamic gait?

   A: Podiatry schools and



Practice Builders »

Improved Visit Planning: Can It Lead To A Higher Level Of Quality Care?

By Barbara Aung, DPM and Kim Jungkind, MPH, RN, CCM | 5165 reads | 0 comments

   Podiatric medical practices strive to provide patients with high quality care. Patients with diabetes pose an added challenge due to the comprehensive nature of the condition and resulting complications. In a proactive effort to improve visit planning and improve the care of these patients, podiatrists may want to consider the use of software decision support and tracking tools to assist them in delivering needs-based care to their patients.

   We have found success with a simple, practical registry, decision support and tracking system. As a “connected h



Sports Medicine »

Secrets To Treating Bicycling Injuries

By Mark A. Caselli, DPM, Edward C. Rzonca, DPM and John J. Rainieri, DPM | 27194 reads | 0 comments

   The sport of cycling has grown in popularity in recent years. Spurred on by Lance Armstrong’s successes in the Tour de France and the increasing popularity of mountain biking (the first Olympic mountain bike race was held at the 1996 summer games in Atlanta), participation in bicycling is second only to swimming.

   The Bureau of Transportation Statistics at the U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that more than 49 million Americans ride bicycles at least monthly, with over 5 million people riding at least 20 days per month. Cycling creates a trem



Technology In Practice »

Gauze Dressing Takes Wound Care To New Level

By Robi Garthwait, Contributing Editor | 3523 reads | 0 comments

   Podiatrists have turned to AmeriGel Care Lotion to solve an array of skin problems, including psoriasis and ichthyosis. Building upon the success of the lotion, AmeriGel Hydrogel Saturated Gauze Dressing utilizes the same key ingredient with an eye toward providing long-term moist wound care.

   What makes the AmeriGel Gauze Dressing unique among the impregnated gauze dressings available today is the use of Oakin as its primary ingredient, according to the manufacturer, AmerX Health Care Corp. Oakin provides antifungal, antimicrobial and autoly