Volume 20 - Issue 6 - June 2007

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Pertinent Pointers On Equinus Procedures

By Mary Crawford, DPM, FACFAS | 27099 reads | 0 comments

Given the various ways people compensate for equinus as well as the many conditions associated with equinus, the author provides an anatomical primer, addresses biomechanical influences and offers pearls on surgical treatment



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What You Should Know About Lichen Planus

By G. “Dock” Dockery, DPM, FACFAS, and Bradley Bakotic, DPM, DO | 53624 reads | 0 comments

Lichen planus can be a challenging condition to diagnose. Accordingly, these authors review variations of lichen planus, offer insights on the differential diagnosis and essential treatment tips.



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How To Address Complications Of Hammertoe Surgery

By Molly Judge, DPM | 43942 reads | 0 comments

Residual MPJ subluxation. Neuritis. Flail toe. Hypertrophic scars. These are just some of the complications that can occur with hammertor surgery.



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Point-Counterpoint: Is External Fixation Overutilized?

By Lawrence DiDomenico, DPM, and George Vito, DPM | 7817 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



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Orthobiologics: Can They Be Effective For Osteochondral Lesions?

By Gary Lepow, DPM, MS, FACFAS, Dustin Smith, DPM, and Matthew Sheedy, DPM | 10373 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.



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A Guide To Conservative Care For Adult-Acquired Flatfoot

By Paul R. Scherer, DPM | 19758 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.