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3,404 reads | 0 comments | 11/20/2012
In the midst of a busy day treating one patient after another, things inevitably threaten to throw your practice’s well-oiled machine off balance. How can your office avoid the pitfalls and keep things running smoothly so patients have reasonable wait times? | Continue reading

5,673 reads | 0 comments | 10/29/2012
In order to address possible pain after hallux valgus surgery, surgeons have used sciatic nerve blocks for anesthesia and post-op analgesics. However, a new study in the French journal Annales Françaises d’Anesthésie et de Réanimation notes that in a percutaneous approach to bunion surgery, a midfoot block may promote quicker postoperative ambulation. | Continue reading

4,622 reads | 0 comments | 09/25/2012
As the American population trends toward becoming more overweight and obese, such patients may have a greater risk for musculoskeletal problems such as ankle fractures. A recent study in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery concludes that obese patients have a higher risk of sustaining a more proximal distal fibula fracture. | Continue reading

5,025 reads | 0 comments | 08/28/2012
A new study in Diabetes Care notes that despite favorable results in long-term limb salvage for patients with diabetic foot ulcers, long-term survival rates remain unfavorable with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and renal insufficiency making for an especially poor prognosis. | Continue reading

4,904 reads | 1 comments | 07/25/2012
Podiatric physicians in New York State may soon be licensed to treat the ankle due to a proposed change in the scope of practice. | Continue reading

6,309 reads | 0 comments | 06/27/2012
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has released its latest guidelines for diabetic foot infections, updating the recommendations from 2004. | Continue reading

3,750 reads | 0 comments | 05/23/2012
By the year 2030, the rate of obesity in the United States will increase by an estimated 33 percent while the prevalence of severe obesity will rise by 130 percent, according to a recent study. | Continue reading

7,228 reads | 0 comments | 04/18/2012
A study recently published in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association speculates that equinus may occur more frequently than previously reported in patients with diabetes. | Continue reading

5,797 reads | 0 comments | 03/26/2012
A recent systematic review found that one in every five patients with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy undergoing a partial first ray amputation subsequently required a more proximal amputation. | Continue reading

6,440 reads | 0 comments | 02/22/2012
The prevalence of diabetes has increased in recent years and is projected to keep rising. However, a recent study in Diabetes Care may offer a silver lining: Non-traumatic lower extremity amputation rates have fallen in patients with diabetes over the age of 40. | Continue reading