Volume 20 - Issue 6 - June 2007

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 | 13380 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 | 5745 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 | 5010 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 | 17735 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.

Dermatology Diagnosis »

Treating A Patient With Multiple, Pruritic Open Lesions On Both Feet

By G. “Dock” Dockery, DPM, FACFAS | 14243 reads | 0 comments

A 32-year-old female presents to the clinic with a chief complaint of multiple pruritic lesions on the tops of both feet. The lesions have been present for several months and appear to be increasing in number and size. The patient has not seen any other physician for this problem and she has not been putting any medications on the condition.