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Why Time Management Is Crucial During Residency

Camille Ryans, DPM | 4,612 reads | 0 comments | 06/21/2011

Upon entering into a residency program, the idea of two to four years of additional training may seem like a long time, especially after completing 20 years or more of schooling from kindergarten to the conclusion of podiatry school. However, it does not take long to realize that time spent in residency, although substantial, seems to elapse quickly. Accordingly, efficiency is a necessity in order to make the most of your residency.

Managing Office Staff: What Podiatry Can Learn From The Airline Industry

Lynn Homisak, PRT | 11,042 reads | 1 comments | 11/22/2011

Some might argue right out of the gate that running a practice the way the airline industry runs their airlines might be a downright disaster, especially in the area of time management. I might have once agreed as I have had my share of delays.

When it comes to patients with plantar fasciitis, the author commonly refers patients to physical therapists or prescribes physical therapy to help train patients on proper stretching techniques. Then he monitors their compliance over a span of time. (Pho

A Closer Look At Practice Management Aspects Of Treating Heel Pain

By Lowell Weil Jr., DPM, MBA | 23,341 reads | 0 comments | 02/03/2008

Heel pain is the single most common reason that patients seek out the care of podiatric physicians. Estimates state that more than 15 million Americans suffer with heel pain and emerging technologies for treatment have ballooned over the past seven years. However, many of these technologies are expensive and may not be covered by all insurance companies.

One should then evaluate the entire construction and use one suction tube to complete the seal among the three wounds.

Key Insights On Using VAC Therapy For Post-Op Wound Management

By Luis Leal, DPM | 19,084 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/2007

Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC) is one of our greatest tools in managing large as well as deep wounds. It crosses multiple surgical disciplines and is applicable to virtually all anatomical sites. This technology has revolutionized limb salvage surgery and has prevented untold numbers of amputations. There is an exciting growth curve with the use of this technology. Surgeons can modify the technology to aid in the closure of a multitude of wound scenarios.

CE: A Guide to NSAIDs For Pain Management In the Lower Extremity

By Joseph M. Anain Jr., DPM, and Mike Daniels, DPM | 2,739 reads | 0 comments | 09/30/2008

Please click here for the full Continuing Medical Education article:

http://www.naccme.com/program/2008-pd-10/

Given the prevalent use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for OA, RA, soft tissue injuries and perioperative pain management, these authors review the literature on the use of NSAIDs and offer a primer on the potential side effects.

Pain Management: Is It Time To Start Looking At The Patient's Genes?

Stephen Barrett DPM FACFAS | 9,214 reads | 0 comments | 09/12/2012

Genomics.

Now that is a word that has some real catchiness to it, a virtual aphrodisiac for even the most adroit etymologist. I just like to say "genomics.” It conjures up the great line ("Plastics?") Dustin Hoffman repeated in The Graduate.

“Mrs. Robinson (another reference from The Graduate), we’re into ‘genomics’ now and we need to take a look at your genomes so I can provide you with the best perioperative care for your upcoming reconstructive foot surgery.”

“Really?” she replies. “Is there a test for that and will it hurt?”

Balancing Our Hippocratic Oath With Risk Management Concerns In Problematic Patients

Stephen Barrett DPM FACFAS | 4,110 reads | 0 comments | 02/25/2011

There is no surgeon who would not readily agree there is nothing more important than a great patient outcome. Call it that “karmic euphoric goodie” of receiving thanks — sometimes unspoken but powerfully demonstrated — from patients by seeing them relieved of the condition for which they sought your expertise.

A TENS Unit For Heel Pain? Questioning The Ethics Behind Some ‘Practice Management’ Lectures

Allen Jacobs DPM FACFAS | 27,364 reads | 5 comments | 06/01/2010

I have had the opportunity to listen to so-called "practice management" presentations at a number of state and APMA component society meetings. To be quite frank about it, the content presented is nothing less than offensive as it advocates profit motive over patient care. What is even more shocking in my opinion is the seeming growing relationship of the APMA with these programs.

Device Offers Unique Solution For Subtalar Joint Instability

Podiatry Today Staff | 6,708 reads | 1 comments | 07/23/2010

While there are various options for treating subtalar joint instability, one device reportedly offers unique angulation and placement that facilitate symptomatic relief and earlier weightbearing.

   James Bender, DPM, has performed over 300 procedures with the HyProCure sinus tarsi implant (GraMedica). Dr. Bender has been pleased with the results he has seen in patients of all age groups inclusive of his pediatric population.

Implant Offers Unique Benefits For Intramedullary Fixation

Podiatry Today Staff | 5,407 reads | 0 comments | 08/19/2010

Whether one is repairing a hammertoe deformity or seeking a better fixation option for a hallux interphalangeal joint fusion, podiatric surgeons may want to consider an implant that offers a two-piece locking design, a larger diameter and a viable alternative to K-wire fixation.