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  • January 2006 | Volume 19 - Issue 1
    By Kathleen Satterfield, DPM
    9,355 reads | 0 comments | 01/03/06
       One will not find combination therapies mentioned in evidence based medicine (EBM) journals or in research trials. In fact, one will rarely find combination therapies mentioned in many trade publications either. Purists often claim this concept presents a mixed message. How can one track performance and outcomes if he or she is using combination therapies? What component worked?    Detractors sometimes call the practice of using combination therapy “the shotgun approach.” They say it does not denote much finesse and represents excess. Proponents weigh i ... continue reading
    By D. Scot Malay, DPM, MSCE
    189,170 reads | 2 comments | 01/03/06
       Injuries involving the toe nail bed and adjacent tissues are very common. Acute injuries to these structures are frequently caused by dropping a heavy object on the toe or by stubbing the toe into a solid object. Less common mechanisms of acute injury include nail bed lacerations and puncture wounds. Chronic nail trauma is usually caused by repetitive mechanical pressure associated with hammertoe or claw toe deformities aggravated by weightbearing and shoe gear contact. This can also lead to toe nail and bed hyperkeratosis and nail plate dystrophy.    Failu ... continue reading