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  • January 2007 | Volume 20 - Issue 1
    Clinical Editor: Lawrence Karlock, DPM
    45,319 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
          Given the common incidence of puncture wounds, our roundtable experts continue their discussion (see page 32, November 2006 issue) by sharing key insights on appropriate antibiotic selection and how they prefer to close these wounds. Without further delay, here is what they had to say …       Q: What empiric antibiotics do you prescribe for puncture wounds?       A: For Michael Keller, DPM, the antibiotic selection depends upon three factors: the timing of presentation, the type of puncture and the type of patient.   ... continue reading
    After making and deepening an incision, visualize the extensor tendon and incise it from proximal to distal, thus exposing the head of the proximal phalanx as one can see here.
    By Kerry Zang, DPM
    13,844 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
          One of the most common conditions that the foot and ankle surgeon will encounter is the hammertoe deformity. Surgeons have used multiple procedures for more than 60 years to deal with this condition. These have included amputation of the digit, arthrodesis of the interphalangeal joints, soft tissue releases, arthroplasty (removal of bone, partial or complete), tendon transfers, implants and/or a combination of the above. The most popular procedure during this time has been the arthroplasty with resection of the head of the proximal phalanx.       However,... continue reading