Volume 20 - Issue 6 - June 2007

Feature »

Point-Counterpoint: Is External Fixation Overutilized?

By Lawrence DiDomenico, DPM, and George Vito, DPM | 7545 reads | 0 comments


Yes,

this author says technological advances with internal fixation may reduce the need for external fixation. He notes that ex-fix may not be as cost-effective as AO techniques in facilitating early weightbearing, and also cites the anesthesia risks associated with external fixation.

By Lawrence DiDomenico, DPM



Feature »

Orthobiologics: Can They Be Effective For Osteochondral Lesions?

By Gary Lepow, DPM, MS, FACFAS, Dustin Smith, DPM, and Matthew Sheedy, DPM | 9825 reads | 0 comments

Given the prevalence of hallux abducto valgus deformity, these authors offer a prmer on micro-and macrobiological fundamentals involving the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) and the impact of joint surface deterioration. They also examine an emergine implant for repair of first MPJ osteochondral lesions.



Continuing Education »

A Guide To Conservative Care For Adult-Acquired Flatfoot

By Paul R. Scherer, DPM | 18666 reads | 0 comments

Given the challenges of treating the common condition of adult-acquired flatfoot, this author reviews the literature and shares insights from his clinical experience.



Practice Builders »

Strategic Marketing: Can It Take Your Practice To The Next Level?

By John V. Guiliana, DPM, MS | 13563 reads | 0 comments

The medical industry has changed tremendously in recent years. You can no longer sit back and wait for patients to come to you. Patients are demanding quality care, timely service and, most importantly, customer satisfaction.



Sports Medicine »

Key Biomechanical Insights For Treating Dance Injuries

By Thomas M. Novella, DPM | 8635 reads | 0 comments

New Products »

Vacuum Up The Dust

2769 reads | 0 comments

When grinding nails, DPMs can expose themselves to dust but a new device may protect them.

   The portable BATVAC comes with a sheath that can be attached to drills, according to the manufacturer Jan L. The company says the product efficiently collects dust right at the bur.



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