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  • April 2002 | Volume 15 - Issue 4
    By John McCord, DPM
    5,485 reads | 0 comments | 04/03/02
    The lifeblood of a quality podiatry practice is a steady and diverse physician referral base. No podiatrist would argue that point. However, there is a flipside to the axiom that all referrals are a good thing. I’m thinking about the “referral traps” I have experienced over the past 27 years as a small town podiatrist. ... continue reading
    When it comes to treating hammertoes, primary surgical treatments commonly involve arthroplasty or arthrodesis, although soft tissue repairs have also been advocated.
    By Michael D. Dujela, DPM, James L. Chianese, DPM, James R. Holfinger, DPM, and Richard J. Zirm, DPM
    30,428 reads | 0 comments | 04/03/02
    Digital contractures are among the most common deformities we see in podiatric practice. McGlamry described three etiologies for hammertoes: flexor stabilization, flexor substitution and extensor substitution.1 While each entity may exist independently, it is more likely you will see co-existing etiologies, particularly when you’re dealing with more complex deformities. Most hammertoes in early stages primarily involve sagittal contractures. However, as the deformity progresses, transverse plane components may be unmasked. You may recognize transverse plane deformities early on as a subtle... continue reading