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Sharing Perspectives On Bunion Surgery Complications And Limb Length Discrepancies

hmpadmin | 7,535 reads | 0 comments | 11/22/2013

I am a podiatric physician and surgeon, and have been in practice for 43 years. As a past president of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and professor at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine teaching a course in podiatric biomechanics, I have observed many articles that have been written in Podiatry Today.

A Closer Look At Evolving Treatments For Phantom Limb Pain

Robert G. Smith, DPM, MSc, RPh, C.Ped | 19,076 reads | 2 comments | 09/26/2013

Given the prevalence of phantom limb pain following amputation, this author explores the pathophysiology of such pain as well as pharmacologic and alternative treatments.

Current Insights On The Use Of Orthotics For Limb Length Discrepancy And Morton’s Syndrome

Guest Clinical Editor: Joseph C. D’Amico, DPM, DABPO | 23,114 reads | 0 comments | 09/17/2013

These expert panelists share their approach to limb length discrepancies and the roles that orthotics and orthotic modifications can play in addressing these discrepancies. They also offer pearls on conservative care for Morton’s syndrome.

Treating A Runner With Proximal Plantar Fasciitis, Hip Pain And A Limb Length Discrepancy

Joseph C. D’Amico, DPM | 23,798 reads | 0 comments | 06/27/2013

This author discusses the treatment of a 63-year-old runner who presents with recurring pain in the left heel and hip.

When Is Amputation The Salvage Procedure?

Shirley M. Catoire, DPM, Peter A. Blume, DPM, and Bauer E. Sumpio, MD | 12,972 reads | 0 comments | 02/23/2010

While there may be a perception of amputation as a failure in treatment, these authors maintain that amputation salvage procedures do play a role in limb preservation and can enhance the quality of life for patients with diabetes. They address the timing and decision-making with these procedures and review emerging advances in prosthetics.

A Guide To Effective Forefoot Salvage Procedures

By Eric M. Feit, DPM, and Mary M. Peters, DPM | 15,736 reads | 0 comments | 04/03/2003

It is believed that 15 percent of diabetics will develop a foot or leg ulceration at some point during the course of their disease and that 50 percent will recur within 18 months.1 Approximately 80 percent of diabetic ulcers occur plantarly due to abnormal pressures. Most of these ulcers can be treated with sharp debridement, offloading devices and local wound care.2-4 Once you’ve achieved ulcer healing, utilizing custom orthotics with extra depth shoes will often prevent recurrence and reduce the needed frequency of pre-ulcerative keratoma debridements.

How To Salvage A Failed First MPJ Implant

By Graham A. Hamilton, DPM | 38,156 reads | 0 comments | 05/03/2005

   A challenging problem for any podiatric surgeon is surgically managing cases in which a silicone elastomer implant in the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) has failed. When patients initially present with this problem, they will complain of pain, deformity or both at either the first or lesser metatarsophalangeal joints.    The cause of the pain or deformity can be multifactorial.

A Guide To Detecting And Treating Limb Length Discrepancy

By Richard L. Blake, DPM | 40,971 reads | 1 comments | 09/03/2007

Limb length discrepancy (LLD) can cause a variety of symptoms. There are a variety of common clinical techniques clinicians can use to help detect LLD. Radiographic imaging provides the best method for measuring LLD. Treatments vary but can lead to significant improvement of symptoms. Indeed, the detection and treatment of LLD can be a very satisfying aspect of a clinical biomechanics practice.

Understanding The Impact Of MRSA On Limb Preservation

By Loan Lam, DPM, Peter Blume, DPM, FACFAS, and Michael Palladino, DPM, FACFAS | 40,647 reads | 0 comments | 07/03/2007

Given the increasing prevalence of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), these authors discuss the differences between HA-MRSA and CA-MRSA, what the literature reveals about antibiotic therapy and keys to the diagnostic workup of these patients.

PAD Awareness Month And The Case For Limb Preservation

Desmond Bell DPM CWS FACCWS | 7,631 reads | 0 comments | 08/30/2012

Unlike October, which is abundant with the color pink and matching ribbons symbolizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month wherever we turn, we have no such ribbon for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month.