Volume 20 - Issue 6 - June 2007

Sports Medicine »

Key Biomechanical Insights For Treating Dance Injuries

By Thomas M. Novella, DPM | 9075 reads | 0 comments

New Products »

Vacuum Up The Dust

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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.

Technology In Practice »

A Closer Look At An Emerging Sinus Tarsi Implant

By Aaron Becker, Special Projects Editor | 13181 reads | 0 comments

When an implant offers benefits such as less traumatic insertion, no post-op casting and minimal post-op recovery time, it may be worthwhile to consider such an implant for the correction of hyperpronation.
The HyProCure Sinus Tarsi Implant offers a minimally invasive surgical remedy for hyperpronation, according to Gramedica, the manufacturer of the device. The company says the implant facilitates accurate placement and less traumatic insertion than other implants.

When it comes to treating patients who present with hyperpronation, Benjamin Weaver, DPM, has found “a significant increas

Forum »

Learning From Heroes Within And Outside Podiatry

By John H. McCord, DPM | 5698 reads | 1 comments

Some of the real heroes in podiatry are not DPMs. I learned to think of podiatry as an isolated body during my Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine days. We learned the only thing we had to fear was fear itself and orthopods.

News and Trends »

Study Links Depression With Diabetes Development

By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor | 4950 reads | 0 comments

Can depression spur the development of diabetes? A recent study in the Archives of Internal Medicine concludes that older patients who are depressed have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Watch »

Pay For Performance: How Will It Impact Diabetic Foot Care?

By Caroline E. Fife, MD | 17571 reads | 0 comments

A dilemma of modern medicine is that reimbursement has become procedurally based. Clinicians are paid for what they do for patients, not for what they refrain from doing. Accordingly, the system, by its very nature, encourages intervention.