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  • October 2005 | Volume 18 - Issue 10
    By Brian McCurdy, Associate Editor
    4,130 reads | 0 comments | 10/03/05
       Officials of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) are already in the midst of planning for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. In order to facilitate improved treatment for athletic injuries, they recently sought out the suggestions of a United States podiatrist who treated athletes at the Athens Olympiad last year. Nicholas Romansky, DPM, who headed up the U.S. podiatry contingent at the 2004 Olympics, spoke recently to the IOC regarding his clinical experiences and made suggestions for the next games.    Dr. Romansky reviewed injury trends, noted how the c ... continue reading
    By Peter Wilusz, DPM
    25,299 reads | 0 comments | 10/03/05
       Believe it or not, the running shoe first originated as a leather upper with a leather sole. Adidas running shoes date back to the late 1800s but many of the technical advancements did not begin to appear until the 1970s. In 1971, Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight created a shoe manufacturing company called Blue Ribbon Sports (BRS), which eventually became Nike, Inc.    While he was coaching track and field at the University of Oregon, Bowerman created the first cushioned midsole by heating polyurethane on his wife’s waffle iron in his garage. What followed wa ... continue reading
    By William D. Fishco, DPM, and Lawrence Ford, DPM
    28,418 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