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  • December 2009 | Volume 22 - Issue 12
    Tracey C. Vlahovic, DPM
    28,140 reads | 0 comments | 11/23/09
    Given the high stakes in diagnosing potentially dangerous lower extremity tumors, having a clear idea of the clinical presentation is vital. This author uses several case studies to demonstrate the effective diagnosis and treatment of non-pigmented tumors.    Flesh colored lesions anywhere on the body can pose a diagnostic challenge. They typically are the “zebras” in a field of horses. In other words, they are uncommon but one should think of them on a regular basis when a lesion presents as unusual or not responding to common therapies. ... continue reading
    Alona Kashanian, DPM
    42,369 reads | 0 comments | 11/23/09
    Given the challenges of prescribing orthoses in women’s dress shoes, this author addresses biomechanical considerations, device modifications and the five most common mistakes in writing orthotic prescriptions for this growing patient population.    Terror strikes the hearts of many practitioners when a woman walks into their office with a bag full of dress flats, wedges and pumps. Regardless of gender, the podiatric physician cringes at the thought of dealing with a “shoe” issue rather than a pathological or symptomatic foot. ... continue reading