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  • August 2007 | Volume 20 - Issue 8
    By Matt Sabo, DPM
    367,741 reads | 1 comments | 08/03/07
    By Kristin K. Titko, DPM
    3,656 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
    By Mark A. Caselli, DPM
    28,421 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/07
    By John F. Connors, DPM, and Ana J. Sanz, DPM
    16,947 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/07
    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 George Gumann, DPM
    10,695 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/07
    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
    Guest Clinical Editor: Edwin Harris, DPM
    15,791 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/07
    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