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  • August 2007 | Volume 20 - Issue 8
    By Neal M. Blitz, DPM, FACFAS
    38,733 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/07
    Continuing Education Course #155 August 2007 I 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
    1,701 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/07
    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
    By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor
    33,046 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/07
    By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor
    5,842 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/07
    With the incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus rising, how can healthcare institutions protect patients? The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) recently conducted a survey of 1,237 hospitals and has formulated recommendations for preventing MRSA transmission. The study noted the rate of MRSA was 46 in 1,000 patients. Of those patients, 34 in 1,000 patients were infected and 12 in 1,000 patients were colonized. The APIC emphasizes the importance of good hand hygiene, including frequent hand washing, alcohol-based ... continue reading
    By Shine John, DPM, Robert W. Mendicino, DPM, and Alan R. Catanzariti, DPM
    39,063 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/07
    Impingement syndromes can result in chronic ankle pain. Initially described as “athlete’s ankle” and “footballer’s ankle,” these syndromes have been associated with athletic activities such as soccer, running, volleyball, high jumping and ballet dancing.1-3 These syndromes can affect either the anterior or posterior aspect of the ankle joint and its causal pathway can be of soft tissue and/or osseous origin. Only one reported study describes impingement syndromes occurring concurrently at the anterior and posterior ankle.4 Pa ... continue reading
    By Lee C. Rogers, DPM
    10,305 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/07
    By Paul R. Scherer, DPM
    43,437 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/07
    Given the multifaceted nature of hallux limitus, having a strong understanding of the subject is vital for anyone who treats the feet. Indeed, hallux limitus is part of the discussion for a variety of conditions including hallux rigidus, hallux valgus, first MPJ arthritis, osteochondritis and first ray hypermobility. There are countless treatment solutions for hallux limitus depending on the nature of the pathology. Can one make any sense of the variety of topics related to hallux limitus? Is there a common ancestor to this pathology? If we know more about hallux limitus, is there a ... continue reading
    By G. “Dock” Dockery, DPM, FACFAS
    278,559 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/07
    It is late in the summer when a 29-year-old Caucasian female, employed as a medical assistant in your foot and ankle clinic, presents with a two-day history of red spots on her feet. The red spots became small fluid-filled vesicles, which are present mostly on the soles. She says she has broken one of the small vesicles and it expressed a clear fluid. The lesions are causing mild discomfort but are not very pruritic. Otherwise, she feels a little fatigued and reports a slightly elevated oral temperature today. Additionally, she reports a mild headache and a slight sore throat. She ... continue reading
    By Matt Sabo, DPM
    367,785 reads | 1 comments | 08/03/07
    By Kristin K. Titko, DPM
    3,657 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/07
    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