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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.