Volume 20 - Issue 6 - June 2007

Diabetes Watch »

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

By Caroline E. Fife, MD | 17644 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 | 14141 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.

Orthotics Q&A »

How To Overcome Obstacles With Custom Orthoses

Guest Clinical Editor: David Levine, DPM, CPed | 7225 reads | 0 comments

Despite the success rate one may have with orthotic devices, sometimes patients may not tolerate the devices.

Feature »

Pertinent Pointers On Equinus Procedures

By Mary Crawford, DPM, FACFAS | 27784 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

Feature »

What You Should Know About Lichen Planus

By G. “Dock” Dockery, DPM, FACFAS, and Bradley Bakotic, DPM, DO | 55504 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.

Feature »

How To Address Complications Of Hammertoe Surgery

By Molly Judge, DPM | 44898 reads | 0 comments

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