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  • August 2007 | Volume 20 - Issue 8
    This oblique X-ray demonstrates displaced fractures of the second, third and fourth metatarsals, and dislocation of the fifth digit.
    By George Gumann, DPM
    10,595 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    As the practice of medicine continues to evolve, new advances are being initiated in the management of lower extremity trauma. These techniques involve a philosophical change regarding surgical approaches as well as technical innovations.The first change constitutes a philosophical departure in technique from the classical AO principles for open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). While traditional AO techniques emphasized obtaining absolute anatomic reduction and rigid internal fixation of fractures, this goal was sometimes complicated by a large incisional approach with signi... continue reading
    Robert Bielski, MD, encourages clinicians to narrow down the differential diagnosis of pediatric equinus by asking about the developmental history.
    Guest Clinical Editor: Edwin Harris, DPM
    15,567 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Pediatric equinus can be a challenging condition to diagnose and treat. With this in mind, these expert panelists discuss the differential diagnosis, the positioning of orthoses to control the condition, and the benefits that various modalities can have in managing the condition.Q: How do you narrow down the differential diagnosis of pediatric equinus?A: Edwin Harris, DPM, cites several possible causes for equinus deformity including: hemiplegic and diplegic cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophies, peripheral neuropathy, spinal cord pathology, acquired contractu... continue reading
    Large exposure is necessary to uncover the entire lesion. A Z-shaped or an S-shaped surgical incision can give complete exposure to the entire plantar fascia for a radical plantar fasciotomy.
    By Matt Sabo, DPM
    361,847 reads | 1 comments | 09/03/08
    By Kristin K. Titko, DPM
    3,606 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    If there is one thing that I have learned in the past eight years that I did not know in my first six years of practice, it is this: work does not have to be full tilt stress. In the past two years, I have nearly perfected this motto. While I am certain there is still room for improvement, I would like to share some of the changes that allow me to maintain my level of desired profit while minimizing the stress along the way.Let me first warn you that some of what I want to share may be controversial. Some ideas stray far from the commonly accepted ideas of many specialists. They ma... continue reading
    By Mark A. Caselli, DPM
    28,156 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Oftentimes, the performance of a runner is based on foot type. Basically, long distance running requires a neutral foot. Overpronated feet lead to overuse injuries/syndromes.
    By John F. Connors, DPM, and Ana J. Sanz, DPM
    16,810 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    To have a successful sports medicine practice, it is crucial to understand not only the foot and ankle but also the knee and hip, and the mechanism of injuries affecting these areas. Having the opportunity to treat and travel with the best runners in the world has forced me to have a stronger understanding of lower extremity biomechanics, the mechanics of running and the injuries associated with running.The knee is the most commonly injured part of the body in runners. Most of these injuries are chronic, overuse type of injuries. Knee injuries are often caused by a failure of the i... continue reading
    By Jack Janov, Esq.
    18,200 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Most podiatrists may never be targeted by a malpractice claim. However, it is prudent to consider preemptive strategies to help reduce the risk of being sued and to minimize your potential exposure.Overall, recent jury verdict data show only slight increases to the median and average jury awards in many states and many medical malpractice cases resolve without the payment of any damages. However, the highest malpractice payouts have increased for the most severely injured patients, according to a Bureau of Justice review of the 2000 and 2004 statistics for Florida, Illinois, Maine,... continue reading
    Here one can see various AmerX Health Care products including the AmeriGel Wound Dressing, which reportedly offers antimicrobial, antifungal, antiinflammatory and autolytic debriding properties.
    By Aaron Becker, Special Projects Editor
    2,689 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    With a wide range of indications, the AmeriGel Wound Dressing can be helpful in treating an array of lower extremity wounds. According to AmerX Health Care, the manufacturer of the wound dressing, the product reduces the healing time of matrixectomies by 20 to 50 percent. AmerX Health Care adds that the dressing has a demonstrated efficacy of 77 percent in wound care applications.The company says the AmeriGel Wound Dressing is the only FDA-approved, antimicrobial hydrogel. According to the company, the dressing is indicated for stage I-IV pressure ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, diab... continue reading
    This MRI demonstrates both peroneus longus and brevis tendons. The peroneus brevis appears more like a longitudinal split of the peroneus longus.
    By Neal M. Blitz, DPM, FACFAS
    38,299 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Continuing Education Course #155 August 2007I am pleased to introduce the latest article, “How To Address Failed Peroneal Tendon Surgery,” in our CE series. This series, brought to you by the North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME), consists of complimentary CE activities that qualify for one continuing education contact ho... continue reading
    By John McCord, DPM
    1,659 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    All of life’s issues seem open for discussion in the doctor’s lounge. There is a pot of coffee going, a TV and a couple of computer terminals with eBay blocked. I have enjoyed visiting with my colleagues and sharing our struggles with medicine, raising kids, buying cars and investments. It is an axiom that it is never wise to invest in anything you learned about in the doctor’s lounge.I was having coffee with an internist friend last week. We both started practice at about the same time. Initially he did not want to have much to do with a podiatrist. I found him t... continue reading