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4,832 reads | 0 comments | 02/24/2014
A new study in Foot and Ankle International finds that platelet rich plasma (PRP) is more effective over a longer time period for patients with plantar fasciitis in comparison with cortisone injections. | Continue reading

4,559 reads | 0 comments | 01/27/2014
When performing a bunionectomy, surgeons have a variety of techniques at their disposal. A Podiatry Today online poll reveals that half of the respondents use the Austin procedure as their most common bunionectomy procedure. | Continue reading

4,579 reads | 0 comments | 12/20/2013
A recent study in Diabetes Care suggests that subthreshold depressive episodes are a risk factor for poor health outcomes for patients with diabetes and early monitoring of depressive symptoms may lead to better functioning and quality of life. | Continue reading

5,341 reads | 0 comments | 11/22/2013
A number of existing classification systems for threatened lower extremities gauge patients’ ischemia but can fail to consider factors such as tissue loss or the extent of infection. A new system, recently published online in the Journal of Vascular Surgery, proposes to classify at-risk limbs with a broader range of criteria. | Continue reading

3,831 reads | 0 comments | 10/22/2013
While there has been controversy over the years about the use of nerve decompression for diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy, a recent study in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association concludes that the risk of recurrent ulcers following the procedure is low. | Continue reading

7,455 reads | 0 comments | 09/24/2013
Patients who experience Achilles tendon ruptures face a high incidence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) both before and following surgical treatment, according to a recent study in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. | Continue reading

5,446 reads | 1 comments | 08/15/2013
Patients with diabetes can be at risk for re-ulceration, making prevention a top priority. A recent study in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association notes that custom orthotics can reduce plantar pressures and prevent subsequent ulcers. | Continue reading

4,998 reads | 0 comments | 07/22/2013
Changes in Medicaid reimbursement in Arizona have led to adverse consequences for patients with diabetes, according to an abstract recently presented at the American Diabetes Association annual meeting. | Continue reading

6,338 reads | 0 comments | 06/25/2013
The percutaneous plantar fasciotomy has the advantage of being less invasive than other fasciotomy techniques but how does it compare in its ability to get patients back on their feet quicker with less pain? | Continue reading
Danielle Chicano, Editorial Associate
4,824 reads | 0 comments | 04/23/2013
“Just as we were peaking, when the bulk of the runners were coming in (the medical tent), that’s when all hell broke loose,” explains Howard Palamarchuk, DPM, as he recalls the moments surrounding the first blast at this year’s Boston Marathon. | Continue reading