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  • November 2006 | Volume 19 - Issue 11
    By Lara Allman, DPM
    3,176 reads | 0 comments | 11/03/06
         I have been reading podiatry articles for pointers on how to run an office for the last eight years of private practice. I have adopted the advice of all the practice management gurus in our professional world. They write with ease and enjoyment on the how-to’s of conducting employee interviews, compiling employee manuals, creating job descriptions, how to train, how to treat staff and so on. I have absorbed this advice and feel they provide good tips for facilitating a good working environment.      I condone open communication with my staff so we can ... continue reading
    By Peter Wilusz, DPM, and Guy Pupp, DPM
    15,772 reads | 0 comments | 11/03/06
         The non-traumatic lower extremity amputation rate among people with diabetes mellitus has increased 38 percent from 1992 to 2002.1 The number of amputations has increased from 99,552 in 2000 to 110,000 in 2002.2 To appreciate this statistic, this is more than double the number of amputations on U.S. soldiers from the Civil War through Vietnam.3      Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is largely undiagnosed. Of the estimated 12 million Americans with PAD, 2.5 million are diagnosed and only 4 percent are treated interventio ... continue reading
    Molded cleats often have the rearfoot studs placed closer together on the heel. Turf shoes have a much wider base of support and ground contact, which enhances stability.
    By Christopher R. Corwin, DPM, MS, and David C. Erfle, DPM
    40,694 reads | 0 comments | 11/03/06
        Americans of all ages are participating in athletic activities, including football, at a higher level than ever before. Unfortunately, this also leads to an increased incidence of injury. Heel pain is a common complaint among athletes. It can be particularly disabling and result in a loss of playing time.     Heel pain comes in many forms: plantar fasciitis, Baxter’s neuritis, tarsal tunnel syndrome, calcaneal apophysitis, Achilles te... continue reading
    By Dave Nielson, DPM, FAPWCA and Guy Pupp, DPM, FACFAS
    11,572 reads | 0 comments | 11/03/06
         While the concept of infections has been studied for many years, our current understanding of infections is based upon studies and observations of planktonic bacteria. This is free floating bacteria that cause diseases such as pneumonia, sepsis, urinary tract infections, gas gangrene and many other examples. These types of infections often respond well to antibiotics and resolve without recurrence.      However, there are several infections that occur out of the typical sequence of planktonic bacterial infections. These infections occur postoperatively aft ... continue reading