Volume 20 - Issue 4 - April 2007

Continuing Education »

Pertinent Pointers On DVT Prophylaxis

By Mario Ponticello, DPM, and John Steinberg, DPM | 14962 reads | 0 comments

The incorporation of an evidence-based approach in modern medicine is in line with Einstein’s comment that “The important thing is not to stop questioning.” The evolution of evidence-based medicine requires curiosity and a hunger for knowledge. Often, searching for answers only raises more questions and this is certainly the case with deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
Research in the area of DVT has resulted in a wealth of knowledge in the medical and general surgical arenas. Unfortunately, little has been written about DVT within the podiatric literature. Orthopedic writings on DVT prop



Sports Medicine »

Pertinent Pearls On Treating Overuse Injuries In Endurance Athletes

By Kirk M. Herring, DPM, MS | 8183 reads | 0 comments

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 ‘



New Products »

Shield Wounds With Silver

3888 reads | 0 comments

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.



Technology In Practice »

Can A New Orthotic Redefine Perceptions About Prefabs?

By Aaron Becker, Special Projects Editor | 3356 reads | 0 comments

While there are plenty of prefabricated orthotics on the market, many of them do not provide the levels of comfort and pain relief that most custom orthotics can offer.



Forum »

Leading By Example: Choosing Priorities Over Politics

By John H. McCord, DPM | 1755 reads | 0 comments

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.



News and Trends »

Leading Authors Criticize Surgical Decompression For Diabetic Neuropathy

By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor | 4887 reads | 0 comments

While some have touted surgical decompression as a possible treatment option for diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy (DPN), authors of a recent Diabetes Care commentary have challenged the validity of this procedure, calling it an unproven modality based on flawed hypotheses.