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  • August 2009 | Volume 22 - Issue 8
    Ryan H. Fitzgerald, DPM, Paul J. Kim, DPM, and John S. Steinberg, DPM
    15,812 reads | 0 comments | 07/28/09
    While bioengineered alternative tissue (BAT) products show promise in the management of complicated lower extremity ulcerations, the variety of these emerging modalities can lead to confusion on appropriate indications and proper use. Accordingly, these authors provide a timely update, suggest the use of new terminology and survey the most recent literature on the efficacy of BAT modalities. ... continue reading
    Karolina S. Varnay, DPM, and Alan Ng, DPM
    22,383 reads | 0 comments | 07/28/09
    Given the common nature of adult-acquired flatfoot, these authors offer a closer look at the use of popular orthoses and braces in managing the various stages of flatfoot secondary to posterior tibial tendon dysfunction.    A wide assortment of conservative treatment options exists for the treatment of adult-acquired flatfoot (AAF). Unfortunately, there is little research to support the use of one device over another. For many podiatrists, surgical treatment has become the mainstay of treatment for advanced posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD). ... continue reading
    Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor
    21,900 reads | 0 comments | 07/28/09
    Our annual roundup of innovations offers a closer look at an emerging ex-fix device, a laser that might be helpful in treating onychomycosis, and a variety of modalities that may facilitate optimal outcomes in wound care. For these bright ideas and more, this author talks to a variety of podiatrists about their experience with these products and their potential impact. ... continue reading
    Here one can see an MRSA abscess. (Photo courtesy of David G. Armstrong, DPM, PhD)
    Allen Mark Jacobs, DPM, FACFAS, FAPWCA
    25,011 reads | 0 comments | 07/27/09
    Given the challenges of hospital-acquired strains as well as the emergence of community-acquired strains of MRSA, this author discusses clinical, practical and medicolegal aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of this condition. ... continue reading