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  • October 2005 | Volume 18 - Issue 10
    By William D. Fishco, DPM, and Lawrence Ford, DPM
    26,530 reads | 0 comments | 10/03/05
    Yes, this author says surgeons can successfully incorporate arthrodesis in the repair of this deformity. He says a strong knowledge of the second toe anatomy and other influencing structures can facilitate good treatment outcomes. By William D. Fishco, DPM    In theory, surgery on the toes sounds pretty simple. After all, how hard can it be? Technically speaking, we consider toes to be “easy,” especially when we first start out in residency training. Most of us remember getting our first chance handling a scalpel while performing toe surgery. However, anyone who ... continue reading
    By Douglas Stoker, DPM
    22,414 reads | 0 comments | 10/03/05
       One of the first patients I saw when I started practice many years ago was a diabetic patient who presented with medial ulcerations on both great toes. I aggressively treated the ulcerations and offloaded the toes. After the lesions had healed, I triumphantly told the patient she could go back to wearing her regular shoes.    Two weeks later, she returned to the office with the ulcers back in full bloom. As I should have done earlier, I had a discussion with the patient about shoes and found out she was wearing the same shoes she had worn for many years and ... continue reading
    By Mark A. Caselli, DPM
    28,183 reads | 0 comments | 10/03/05
       Volleyball is the world’s most popular participation sport. The Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), volleyball’s international governing body, reports that over 800 million people worldwide play volleyball. Individuals of all ages and skill levels can enjoy the sport. Athletes in over 200 countries play volleyball and almost half of these countries compete at the international level.    According to USA Volleyball, the national governing body for the sport in the United States, there were 34.1 million players in the U.S. in 1998.   ... continue reading