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  • August 2007 | Volume 20 - Issue 8
    By Mark A. Caselli, DPM
    29,103 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/07
    By John F. Connors, DPM, and Ana J. Sanz, DPM
    17,431 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 Jack Janov, Esq.
    18,803 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/07
    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
    By Aaron Becker, Special Projects Editor
    2,890 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/07
    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
    By George Gumann, DPM
    10,992 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
    16,283 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