Volume 20 - Issue 5 - May 2007

Feature »

How To Manage Venous Stasis Ulcers

By Tamara D. Fishman, DPM | 30475 reads | 1 comments

Given the poor healing rates, high recurrence and castly nature of venous stasis ulcerations, this author offers a primer on key clinical signs, helpful insights on compression and wound care modalities, and underscores the importance of appropriate referrals.

Continuing Education »

How To Perform A Thorough Vascular Exam

By Daniel T. Halloran, DPM, Peter A. Blume, DPM, Michael G. Palladino, DPM, and Bauer E. Sumpio, MD, PhD | 35044 reads | 2 comments

Given the relatively common prevalence of peripheral vascualr disease and its potential complications in the lower extremity, these authors offer key diagnostic insights with a particular emphasis on non-invasive screening tools.

Treatment Dilemmas »

Key Insights On The Role Of Equinus In Foot Pain

By Babak Baravarian, DPM | 33073 reads | 0 comments

There has been a great deal of debate over the years about the potential cause of foot pain being associated with tightness and decreased dorsiflexion motion at the ankle due to an equinus deformity.

New Products »

Turbocharge PAD Treatment

3207 reads | 0 comments

Clinicians have a new tool to treat the potentially serious peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

Technology In Practice »

Is A Unique Topical Ideal For Diabetic Skin Care?

By Aaron Becker, Special Projects Editor | 4760 reads | 1 comments

For many patients with diabetes, skin care of the foot can be a primary concern. Neglecting skin conditions as simple as dry or cracked skin can lead to minor wounds or even ulceration.

   For practitioners, the simplest of preventative measures may be the key to combating diabetic skin conditions.

Forum »

Emphasizing First Impressions And People Skills Over The Interview Process

By John H. McCord, DPM | 3074 reads | 0 comments

Job interviews have been the greatest challenge for me during the past 32 years of running a podiatry practice. I am no good at it.

   I have read a few books on the topic and most suggest interview formulas. You and your office manager grill some poor kid with obscure questions like, “What are your five best qualities?” or “What did your last boss like least about you?” or “Where do you see yourself in five years?”

   I always ask the same question. “Is there anything you would just refuse to do on this job?”

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