How To Volunteer With Foot Aid And Why Volunteering Will Change You

Patrick DeHeer DPM FACFAS | 1,603 reads | 0 comments | 01/27/2017

Much of my career has been devoted to international podiatric medicine and surgery with a focus on developing countries. I have traveled worldwide and worked alongside fantastic healthcare providers dedicated to caring for patients in resource challenging environments. Colleagues contact me frequently regarding volunteer opportunities. A fundamental internal change occurs in most people when they volunteer for an international medical service mission.

Vitamin D Insufficiency And Deficiency: Is There A Role For Routine Screening In Foot And Ankle Surgery?

Kristine Hoffman DPM | 632 reads | 0 comments | 07/13/2017

Vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency is an increasingly prevalent disorder. Numerous factors result in vitamin D deficiency, These factors include inadequate sunlight exposure, malabsorption syndromes and medications that alter vitamin D metabolism.

Point-Counterpoint: Is Tendon Lengthening A Worthwhile Treatment For Diabetic Forefoot Ulcers?

J. Monroe Laborde, MD, MS, and Richard D. Weiner, DPM | 2,739 reads | 0 comments | 09/22/2016

This author notes that when one combines Achilles tendon lengthening with other treatments for the diabetic foot, it can help heal lower extremity wounds and prevent wound recurrence and amputation.     

By J. Monroe Laborde, MD, MS

Can Medical Marijuana Offer Relief For Painful Diabetic Neuropathy?

Brian McCurdy, Managing Editor | 3,195 reads | 0 comments | 11/19/2015

Reducing Shear Pressure To Facilitate Healing Of A Dorsal Foot Wound

Lakshmi K. Shankhdhar, MD, PGDND, DMRE, MAMS, FICN, FHMI (Boston), Kshitij Shankhdhar, MBBS, MD, Dip Diab, FICN, FAPWCA, Uma Shankhdhar, MBBS, DND, DDM, and Smita Shankhdhar, MBBS, MUPMA, MICN | 3,150 reads | 0 comments | 04/28/2016

These authors address the impact of shear forces in the treatment of a dorsal ulcer initially caused by a toe ring worn by a 61-year-old patient.

Treating A Large Fungating Mass On The Plantar Foot

Joseph Vella, DPM, AACFAS | 7,618 reads | 0 comments | 01/26/2016

A 63-year-old African-American male presented with an enlarging hemorrhagic mass on the right foot. The tumor had been present for nearly one year and had continued to increase in size while limiting his normal gait function.

Overcoming The Challenges Of Offloading Neuropathic Plantar Foot Ulcers

Alison J. Garten DPM | 1,969 reads | 0 comments | 11/11/2015

We all have had the challenge of trying to determine the best way to offload patients who are either non-adherent or unable to have appropriate offloading. I have been treating a young male who has neuropathy and an undiagnosed neurologic disease.

The left lower extremity with the plantar ulceration is the “good” foot. This extremity allows him to continue to ambulate. The other lower extremity is weak and has limited function.

Is Foot Type A Key Factor With Running Shoe Recommendations?

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS | 1,273 reads | 0 comments | 12/11/2015

Think twice before advocating a running shoe based on a patient’s foot type.

Patients and consumers have often gotten running shoe recommendations based on their foot type as demonstrated by their arch height. When it comes to static arch measurement or assessment of someone's foot type, the patient usually stands barefoot while the clinician evaluates the amount of medial longitudinal arch present and measures his or her rearfoot position.

When Arteriovenous Malformation Arises In The Foot

Tanya M. Judd, DPM, and Lauren Thornberry, DPM, LT, MSC, USN NAS | 13,388 reads | 0 comments | 01/29/2016

These authors offer insights on the diagnosis and surgical excision of a rare presentation of arteriovenous malformation in the foot of a 51-year-old patient.

When There Is A Proliferative Keloid On The Dorsal Foot

Kerianne Spiess, DPM, Lydia Komarnicky, MD, and Jane Pontious DPM, FACFAS | 3,723 reads | 0 comments | 02/26/2016

These authors discuss the diagnostic workup and treatment of a recurrent keloid secondary to Graves’ dermopathy following partial resection of a soft tissue mass along the first MPJ in a 55-year-old patient.