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  • May 2007 | Volume 20 - Issue 5
    By Robert J. Smith, Contributing Editor
    14,715 reads | 0 comments | 05/03/07
    Ambiguity and inconsistency seem to reign when it comes to the podiatric scope of practice in different states. This author consults leading DPMs in the legal battles over podiatric scope of practice and whether a uniform national scope of practice can be a viable solution. ... continue reading
    By John H. McCord, DPM
    3,293 reads | 0 comments | 05/03/07
    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?” ... continue reading
    By Douglas H. Richie Jr., DPM
    11,834 reads | 0 comments | 05/03/07
    Emphasizing an increased awareness of those who may be at risk for fall injuries, this author discusses key elements in facilitating one's balance and reviews key studies to assess the potential impact of foot orthoses in improving balance. ... continue reading
    By Lowell Weil Jr., DPM, MBA
    37,247 reads | 0 comments | 05/03/07
    Emphasizing careful assessment of the etiology and underlying contributing factor to subtalar joint instability, this author reviews pertinent conservative and surgical options for treating this conditin in children and adults. ... continue reading
    By Tamara D. Fishman, DPM
    31,194 reads | 1 comments | 05/03/07
    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. ... continue reading
    By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor
    7,359 reads | 0 comments | 05/03/07
    Doctors in various professions have noted the deleterious effects of smoking on post-op healing. A new study says smokers take almost twice as long to heal as nonsmokers and also sheds light on another aspect of smoking: the delayed effects of healing in those exposed to secondhand smoke. ... continue reading
    By Daniel T. Halloran, DPM, Peter A. Blume, DPM, Michael G. Palladino, DPM, and Bauer E. Sumpio, MD, PhD
    36,436 reads | 2 comments | 05/03/07
    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. ... continue reading
    By Greg Mowen, DPM
    9,521 reads | 0 comments | 05/03/07
    Editor’s note: Peripheral nerve decompression for patients with diabetes and lower extremity neuropathy continues to be a hotly debated topic in podiatric medicine and other specialties. The driving force of evidence based medicine has looked critically upon this procedure while many respected surgeons in a variety of fields have found great clinical successes. Dr. Mowen reviews many of the debate topics and presents some helpful information and opinion in this column. — Dr. Steinberg ... continue reading
    By Babak Baravarian, DPM
    35,130 reads | 0 comments | 05/03/07
    Clinical Editor: Lawrence Karlock, DPM
    9,151 reads | 0 comments | 05/03/07
    Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) can have a positive effect on wound healing. These panelists detail what types of wounds can benefit from the technology, when to consider negative pressure and how various NPWT devices compare to one another. Q: What has been your general impression and experience with using negative pressure wound therapy for lower extremity wounds? A: ... continue reading