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Facilitating A Return To Running After Metatarsal Stress Fractures

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS | 48,274 reads | 0 comments | 11/13/2014

I tend to see a high percentage of runners despite having a surgical practice. The community of runners in Akron, Ohio stick together as most runners do and they tend to trust the advice of a physician who is also a runner.

Treating Iatrogenic Calcaneal Osteomyelitis 
Following A Plantar Heel Injection


Michael Canales, DPM, FACFAS, Michael Bowen, DPM, and John Gerhard, DPM | 12,056 reads | 0 comments | 06/30/2014

Addressing questions of how to proceed when a calcanectomy is inappropriate, these authors detail how to treat a 24-year-old who experienced the rare complication of calcaneal osteomyelitis after an injection for plantar fasciitis.

Keys To Managing Common Pediatric Foot Fractures

Russell G. Volpe, DPM | 74,001 reads | 0 comments | 05/26/2014

The treatment of foot fractures presents specific challenges in pediatric patients. Accordingly, this author presents a comprehensive guide to diagnosing and treating calcaneal fractures, stress fractures, metatarsal fractures and other common injuries in this patient population.

Essential Pearls On Treating Diabetic Ankle Fractures

Keith D. Cook, DPM, FACFAS, Carl Brandon Lindberg, DPM, and Joseph Genualdi, DPM | 6,326 reads | 0 comments | 02/24/2014

Ankle fractures are very common injuries that foot and ankle surgeons see. An estimated 585,000 ankle fractures occur in the United States each year and 25 percent receive surgical intervention.1 Ankle fractures are the most common intraarticular fracture of a weightbearing surface and account for 9 percent of all fractures.1

Addressing Posterior Malleolar Ankle Fractures

Nicholas Todd, DPM, AACFAS, Meagan Jennings, DPM, FACFAS, Shannon Rush, DPM, FACFAS, Ryan Wood, DPM, and Richard Jensen, DPM, FACFAS | 27,979 reads | 0 comments | 06/26/2013

Posterior malleolar ankle fractures can be a challenge to reduce and fixate. Accordingly, these authors provide compelling case examples and emphasize the use of computed tomography and a posterior approach to facilitate optimal outcomes.

Maximizing The Effectiveness Of The Evans Calcaneal Osteotomy

Michelle Butterworth, DPM, FACFAS | 20,726 reads | 0 comments | 08/20/2013

The Evans calcaneal osteotomy, first described in 1975, is a lateral column lengthening procedure that preserves the calcaneocuboid joint.1 This laterally based opening wedge osteotomy is historically known to provide transverse plane correction for pes planovalgus deformities.

Essential Insights On The Medial Slide Calcaneal Osteotomy

Keith D. Cook, DPM, FACFAS, and Irene Labib, DPM, MS | 33,992 reads | 0 comments | 04/19/2013

Both pediatric and adult-acquired flatfoot deformities, particularly posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) stage II, remain difficult to treat and there is much controversy in regard to the optimal form of treatment. Patients usually present with increased pain and swelling along the medial aspect of the ankle or rearfoot. The foot generally maintains an abducted forefoot position and a decrease in the height of the medial longitudinal arch. Sometimes patients can perform a double heel raise but cannot perform a single heel raise. This signifies posterior tibial tendon pathology.

Current Insights On Treating Ankle Fractures In Patients With Diabetes

Visoth Chan, DPM, David Pougatsch, DPM, and Ronald Belczyk, DPM | 21,437 reads | 0 comments | 05/29/2013

Recognizing that ankle fractures in patients with diabetes can lead to potentially dire complications, these authors discuss keys to treatment that can reduce risks and improve outcomes.

Treating A Patient With A Neglected Calcaneal Fracture And Severe Rearfoot Varus

Garrett Wobst, DPM, and Christopher Reeves, DPM, FACFAS | 12,711 reads | 1 comments | 05/29/2013

These authors discuss keys to the diagnosis and treatment of a neglected calcaneal fracture in a 25-year-old patient who had suffered a traumatic fall when he was 18.

How To Repair Calcaneal Step Deformities

By Richard Braver, DPM | 26,339 reads | 0 comments | 03/03/2002

Distal posterior heel pain is a deformity we see quite often. It masquerades as chronic Achilles tendinitis, when in fact a calcaneal step (aka retrocalcaneal exostoses) is present at the Achilles insertion. You must also clinically differentiate it from adjacent problems, such as Haglund’s deformity, retrocalcaneal bursitis and intra-Achilles tendon tear. Often, these problems may be concurrent, however, you must treat the calcaneal exostoses for complete cessation of pain. Keep in mind that retrocalcaneal exostoses are most symptomatic in active individuals over 30.