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Treating Foot Compartment Syndrome Secondary To Metatarsal Fractures

Justin Hooker, DPM, and William Fishco, DPM, FACFAS | 9,195 reads | 0 comments | 05/28/2015

These authors detail the diagnosis and surgical treatment of foot compartment syndrome in a 31-year-old patient, who presented with multiple and comminuted metatarsal fractures after a motor vehicle accident.

A 31-year-old female with no significant past medical history reported to the Maricopa County Medical Center after incurring injuries as a restrained passenger in a motor vehicle accident with airbag deployment. She initially presented with loss of consciousness, upper cervical spine tenderness and right knee, ankle, and foot pain.

Can Foot Orthoses Have An Impact For Knee Osteoarthritis?

Kevin A. Kirby, DPM | 20,723 reads | 0 comments | 09/24/2015

Given the common nature of knee osteoarthritis, this author discusses the link with progressive genu varum deformity and shares insights from the literature as well as his clinical experience on the benefits of valgus-wedged insoles and orthoses for this patient population.

What A New Study Reveals About Tendon Lengthening For Diabetic Plantar Foot Ulcers

Monroe Laborde, MD | 28,962 reads | 0 comments | 10/25/2012

Presenting the results of a recent retrospective study and offering a review of the related literature, this author says tendon lengthening compares favorably to other modalities in terms of efficacy and reduced complications.

A Closer Look At Acellular Dermal Matrices For Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Andrew H. Rice, DPM, FACFAS, and Mallory Przbylski, DPM | 12,491 reads | 0 comments | 10/26/2012

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), greater than 60 percent of non-traumatic lower extremity amputations occur in patients with diabetes.1 It is clear one can attribute this to diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), soft tissue infection and osteomyelitis. Wounds that are arrested in the chronic phase of healing become susceptible to soft tissue and bone infection, and subsequent amputation.2 This knowledge underscores the need for production of better wound care techniques and products in order to heal DFUs in a timely manner.

The Challenges And Rewards Of Establishing A Diabetic Foot Program In Haiti

Patrick DeHeer DPM FACFAS | 3,768 reads | 0 comments | 11/20/2012

There are times in your life when you know you are a part of something important, something that has the potential to be significant. These are the events that give meaning and depth to life. I recently had such an experience. I knew even before it happened that I was going to be involved in something special.

Treating Metatarsus Adductus Deformity In A Patient With Uncontrolled Diabetic Neuropathy

Naohiro Shibuya, DPM, MS, FACFAS, and Britton S. Plemmons, DPM | 4,583 reads | 0 comments | 08/31/2015

Comparing open versus minimally invasive procedures, these authors discuss whether reconstructing a non-compensating metatarsus adductus deformity is appropriate in a 52-year-old patient with a history of neuropathic ulcerations.

Whispered Wisdom On Treating The Whole Patient, Not Just The Foot

Stephen Barrett DPM FACFAS | 1,026 reads | 0 comments | 05/14/2015

I had continued on from my Himalayan journey with a side trip over to Tibet. After weeks of near frostbite, dizziness from high altitude and body wrenching reverse peristalsis — not to mention just good ole normal regular hyperperistalsis — I got this wild idea in the back of my mind that if I showed up at the right place and perhaps the right time, I could somehow get that once in a lifetime chance to talk with him.

The ‘Art’ Of Convincing Patients To Stay Off An Injured Foot

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS | 1,439 reads | 0 comments | 05/29/2015

One of the most frustrating aspects of treating foot disorders, especially those that result from overuse, is getting patients to stay off their foot. Many times, they could resolve the condition that is causing all of their pain by just giving it a rest.

Utilizing The ‘Steering Wheel Maneuver’ For Deformity Correction In The Foot

Noman A. Siddiqui, DPM, MHA, AACFAS | 3,350 reads | 0 comments | 07/30/2015

The author presents a hybrid technique combining gradual bony and soft tissue distraction with acute deformity correction in multiple planes in a 30-year-old patient.

A Post-Meeting Wrap-Up From The Third Annual Foot and Ankle Business Innovations (FABI) Event

Lowell Weil Jr. DPM MBA FACFAS | 925 reads | 0 comments | 02/04/2016

We just finished our Third Annual Foot and Ankle Business Innovations (FABI) Event in Chicago the weekend of January 29-31. It was a resounding success with over 150 attendees from all across the country and even one attendee from Dublin. There were doctors from 20 states who joined us. Thirty-five percent of attendees were at their second or third FABI event, bringing their partners, associates or employees for the weekend event.