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4,394 reads | 0 comments | 04/19/2013
Although a recent study concludes that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is not effective for healing diabetic wounds, several physicians note that HBOT does have a benefit as an adjunctive treatment for non-healing diabetic foot ulcers. | Continue reading

4,759 reads | 0 comments | 03/25/2013
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) has been a time-tested and effective treatment for Achilles tendinopathy. However, combining ESWT with platelet rich plasma (PRP) may be a particularly effective treatment, according to a new poster abstract that was recently presented at the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) Annual Scientific Conference. | Continue reading

3,936 reads | 0 comments | 02/26/2013
The Department of Health and Human Services has modified the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) with changes that affect both patient access to records and security protocols at podiatry practices. | Continue reading

6,556 reads | 0 comments | 01/24/2013
Two phase III studies, recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, say a new topical triazole antifungal may be a viable alternative to oral treatments for onychomycosis. | Continue reading

4,254 reads | 0 comments | 12/19/2012
What type of bunionectomy do you most commonly perform? A recent Podiatry Today online poll reveals a range of preferences for the best surgery for hallux valgus (see ). | Continue reading

3,471 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

5,785 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

4,682 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

5,121 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

4,984 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