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  • September 2005 | Volume 18 - Issue 9
    Customized ankle foot orthoses (AFOs) are very helpful in special situations in which pressure relief is required but cannot be achieved through simple means.
    By Nick Martin, DPM, Tim Oldani, DPM, and Matthew J. Claxton, DPM
    28,634 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
       Increased plantar foot pressure is a leading cause of ulceration in the diabetic population.1 Healing these ulcers requires adequate blood supply, control of infection, excellent wound care and offloading or pressure redistribution of the ulcerative area.2-16 Out of all these factors, offloading presents a particularly unique challenge in treating chronic wounds. As diabetic foot care has evolved over the years, podiatrists have used numerous approaches including complete bed rest, cutout felt pads and total contact casting to offload these wounds.3... continue reading
    By John H. McCord, DPM
    2,883 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
       As a fourth-year podiatry student in 1974, I decided to start my practice debt-free. As a student, I heard horror stories about young DPMs going $60,000 into debt to open their first office. In 1974, $60,000 would give you a posh office with state-of-the-art equipment and plenty extra to live on before the revenue started pouring in.    I heard stories about young podiatrists who ended up falling behind and losing everything before they completed the first year. Our current graduates are now toughened by the overwhelming burden of six-figure student loans an... continue reading
    By Jeff Hall, Executive Editor
    2,000 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
       Sports medicine reportedly drives a large number of folks to study podiatric medicine. However, it does not appear to be much of a priority at the majority of the podiatry schools. Only two schools offer a semester course in sports medicine in the third year. Virtually no residency program devotes significant time to sports medicine, according to one prominent podiatrist with an active sports medicine practice.    A professor at one of the colleges bluntly sums up her school’s commitment to sports medicine: “We truck in an expert every couple of years t... continue reading