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  • | Volume 20 - Issue
    By G. “Dock” Dockery, DPM, FACFAS
    9,687 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    A 37-year-old Caucasian male presents with a chief complaint of a nodular growth on the left calf. He first noticed the bump about two months ago but says he did not think too much about it until recently. At that time, he noticed it was causing mild discomfort when he touched it but the growth was only slightly pruritic. The lesion did not appear to be infected and it did not drain or bleed at any time. He says he checked the rest of his body for any similar looking lesions and found none. Otherwise, he has no other complaints or concerns. The patient has not changed his diet or ... continue reading
    By Lawrence A. Lavery, DPM
    4,697 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Preventing foot ulceration and re-ulceration in high-risk patients with diabetes is a challenge. Clinical outcomes are much better when high-risk patients receive proper foot care, education and protective shoes. There is a growing body of work which demonstrates that programs aimed at treatment and prevention significantly reduce ulcers, amputations and hospital admission.1-4 However, even at “centers of excellence for the diabetic foot,” the rate of ulcer recurrence is still very high. In a randomized clinical trial, Uccioli reported a 28 percent re-ulceration rate... continue reading
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Mary Keen, MD, emphasizes the importance of gait training with a pediatric physical therapist.
    Guest Clinical Editor: Edwin Harris, DPM
    9,353 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Given that toe walking and other gait disturbances are common among children, these expert panelists take a closer look at these conditions, offer keys to the diagnostic assessment and share their insights on appropriate treatment modalities and physical therapy regimens.Q: What is your treatment plan for children with diplegia and hemiplegia?A: Mary Keen, MD, says most children with diplegia and hemiplegia walk so she strives to facilitate independent ambulation. In order to achieve safe, efficient ambulation, Dr. Keen says children need ad... continue reading