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  • August 2008 | Volume 21 - Issue 8
    By John H. McCord, DPM
    2,460 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/08
         While the majority of my podiatry practice occurs in my clinic between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., there are activities I call extras. These are professional services that occur after hours, on weekends or sometimes in conflict with the office hours.      The past week was full of extras. My cell phone/pager started humming and playing a Bach fugue Tuesday morning. It was a nurse from the OB department announcing that a baby boy, born 30 minutes earlier, had bilateral club feet. I like to start care within the first hour so I grabbed some casting material and heade ... continue reading

    4,051 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/08
         I quickly scanned the article, “What You Should Know About Planal Dominance And Pronated Feet” (see page 52 in the June issue). I find it hard to believe there is no mention of forefoot supinatus as the key radiographic finding for the frontal plane component of flexible flatfoot. There is a mention of a positive Helbing’s sign. In my opinion, basing your treatment on the presence of a positive Helbing’s sign is irresponsible. — Matthew DeMore III, DPM, FACFAS Assistant Professor Chairman, Department of Surgery Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine ... continue reading