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  • April 2007 | Volume 20 - Issue 4
    By Kevin McDonald, DPM
    8,445 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Podiatrists in private practice really have two jobs: taking care of foot and ankle problems, and running a business that makes a profit. While the science and art of solving various pedal problems are described elsewhere in this publication, we will offer a closer look at the second component of being a podiatrist, namely running the business. ... continue reading
    This F-Scan pressure assessment maps the right and left feet, augmenting the clinician’s ability to detect abnormalities in the gait cycle. The decreased pressure inferior to the left heel suggests the presence of a functional limb length discrepancy whil
    By Kirk M. Herring, DPM, MS
    9,007 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Overuse injuries represent the single largest classification of sports-related injuries that require medical attention. All too often, athletes report these injuries to the sports medicine specialist after weeks, if not months, of denial and failed self-treatment. However, with the recent advances in medicine today, injured athletes can recover from injuries that otherwise could end their athletic pursuits. Endurance athletes, especially runners and cyclists, traditionally have a high risk of lower back, hip and lower extremity overuse injury.1-5 During the running boom of the ‘... continue reading
    By Gary “Dock” Dockery, DPM, FACFAS
    15,701 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    An 11-year-old boy presents to the clinic with a chief complaint of multiple bumps on his right leg and foot. He reports the lesions have been present for almost two months and appear to be increasing in number and size. The boy did not see his pediatrician or family physician for this condition. ... continue reading

    4,185 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    When faced with wounds, one might want to utilize the healing power of silver.    The Silver Shield™ Silver Antimicrobial Skin Wound Gel offers a clear and amorphous hydrogel that does not irritate, stain or discolor tissue, according to the product’s manufacturer Anacapa Technologies, Inc. ... continue reading
    By Thomas J. Chang, DPM
    27,383 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    The lateral column of the foot includes the calcaneus, the cuboid, the fourth and fifth metatarsals as well as the calcaneocuboid (CC), cuboido-metatarsal and intermetatarsal joints. Injuries to the midtarsal joints are relatively uncommon. However, when these injuries do occur, there is a debate on the best way to approach the treatment.1 ... continue reading
    By Aaron Becker, Special Projects Editor
    3,743 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    As one can see, the Kirby skive is a “flattening” of the medial heel cup to allow more efficient control of pronation.
    By Cherri S. Choate, DPM
    14,892 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    As the population ages, the impact of chronic disease is challenging the world of medicine. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease that affects more than 2.1 million Americans and, unlike osteoarthritis, the impact of RA typically starts much earlier in life.1 There is a wide range of pathology in the musculoskeletal system that may occur as RA progresses and in more advanced disease, more than 85 percent of patients have foot involvement.2 As RA progresses or in severe cases, deformity occurs earlier and patients struggle with disabling pain and functional limita... continue reading
    By John H. McCord, DPM
    1,917 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    I avoided the politics of podiatry for most of the first 20 years of practice. I considered all the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) stuff that went on in Washington, D.C. a waste of time and money although I have been a card-carrying member since 1975.    I got my first taste of leadership in our profession in 1993 when I became a member of the Washington Podiatric Medical Licensing Board. The work was challenging and fulfilling. ... continue reading
    By Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS
    49,748 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Peripheral arterial disease can result in a range of serious complications and possible death. Accordingly, this author offers a closer look at non-invasive testing and assesses the pros and cons of these tests at the microcirculations and macrocirculation levels ... continue reading
    As one can see, one would harvest the flexor tendon through the dorsal region of proximal phalanx fusion site.
    By Babak Baravarian, DPM
    19,510 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    It would be safe to say that among foot deformities, lesser digital deformities are one of the most common and one of the most complicated problems. The etiology and mechanism of action of the deformities have been well established. In order to best fix the deformity, the surgeon must have a good knowledge of the specific anatomy as well as the intricate biomechanics within the digits. The mechanism of action for the development of hammertoes, mallet toes and clawtoes has been established in the literature. It is beyond the scope of this article to expound on the anatomy and the etiology of ... continue reading