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Assessing The Potential Impact Of Fluorescence Angiography In Preventing Limb Loss

Ryan Fitzgerald, DPM, FACFAS | 4,594 reads | 0 comments | 12/15/2015

Keys To Recognizing And Treating Limb Length Discrepancy

Joseph C. D’Amico, DPM, DABPO | 69,187 reads | 1 comments | 04/22/2014

Given the common presentation of limb length discrepancy, this author reviews the historical methods for diagnosis as well as an objective method for dynamic assessment. He also addresses the clinical significance of limb asymmetry and how computer-assisted gait analysis plays a key role in assessing treatment.

Sharing Perspectives On Bunion Surgery Complications And Limb Length Discrepancies

hmpadmin | 7,883 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 | 19,473 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.

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

Joseph C. D’Amico, DPM | 24,354 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.

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

Guest Clinical Editor: Joseph C. D’Amico, DPM, DABPO | 23,903 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.

When Is Amputation The Salvage Procedure?

Shirley M. Catoire, DPM, Peter A. Blume, DPM, and Bauer E. Sumpio, MD | 13,075 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 Detecting And Treating Limb Length Discrepancy

By Richard L. Blake, DPM | 42,433 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.

A Guide To Effective Forefoot Salvage Procedures

By Eric M. Feit, DPM, and Mary M. Peters, DPM | 15,926 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.

Keys To Prescribing Orthoses For Limb Asymmetry And Heel Pain

Guest Clinical Editor: Joseph D'Amico, DPM | 12,329 reads | 0 comments | 07/25/2012

Given the common presentation of limb asymmetry, these panelists describe how leg length discrepancy affects orthotic prescription. They also offer insights on effective orthotic management of patients with heel pain.

Q: In what percentage of patients do you find differences in lower extremity structure or function, and how does this asymmetry affect your orthotic prescription? A:

All four panelists have found that most patients have asymmetry in terms of lower extremity structure or function.