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  • November 2005 | Volume 18 - Issue 11
    When patients present with pain in the second metatarsophalangeal joint, the author says they often experience pain with high heels (as shown above) and hard-soled shoes, but can also report pain with flat shoes as well.
    By Babak Baravarian, DPM
    51,303 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    This patient sustained an open crush injury to the talus when a railroad beam fell on his foot. Lawrence DiDomenico, DPM, says it is more common to see open fractures of the phalanges with crush injuries. (Photo courtesy of Robert Mendicino, DPM, and Alan
    Clinical Editor: Lawrence Karlock, DPM
    23,089 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
       In a follow-up column to the previous discussion of lower extremity traumatic wounds (see “Essential Insights On Managing Traumatic Wounds,” page 32, September issue), the panelists discuss key principles in treating open fracture wounds in the forefoot and toes. They also share their thoughts on the use of plastic surgery techniques and advanced wound closure modalities. Without further delay, here is what the panelists had to say.    Q: How do you manage simple open fracture wounds in the forefoot/toes?    A: A. Douglas Spital... continue reading
    The clinician can palpate more superior and medial to evaluate entrapment of the medial calcaneal nerve(s). Often, a patient with recalcitrant heel pain will have more tenderness at this site than at the medial calcaneal tubercle.
    By Stephen L. Barrett, DPM, MBA
    67,153 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08