Issue Number: Volume 28 - Issue 5 - May 2015Author(s): Valerie Schade, DPM, FACFAS, FACFAOMCombining a compelling case study with insights from the literature, this author discusses how the flexor tenotomy can be a treatment option for ulcerations on the distal tips of the toes in patients with diabetic neuropathy.Section: Online Exclusive
Issue Number: Volume 28 - Issue 5 - May 2015Author(s): Allen Jacobs, DPM, FACFASWhile podiatrists are perceived as being technically adept at performing foot surgery, some have suggested the podiatrist is nonetheless a technician but not a true physician. For many years, I worked with a wonderful Falstaffian attorney on the East Coast. He was an excellent de […]
Issue Number: Volume 28 - Issue 5 - May 2015Author(s): A Durable Expedition For active patients who need support, a durable new orthotic may be the answer. The Expedition orthotic has a carbon fiber module, a Poron XRD midlayer and silver-infused X-Static top cover, according to the manufacturer Footmaxx. The company adds that the orthotic is great for athle […]
Issue Number: Volume 28 - Issue 5 - May 2015Author(s): Bob Baravarian, DPMAvascular necrosis of the second metatarsal head can be a very difficult and troubling issue. The problem often occurs in children or teenaged athletes, and can make the continuation of sports activity difficult or impossible at times. We do not fully understand the underlying cause of […]
Issue Number: Volume 28 - Issue 5 - May 2015Author(s): Bradley M. Lamm, DPM, FACFAS, Jessica Knight, DPM, AACFAS, and Simon P. Kelley, MBChB, FRCS (Tr and Orth)Bone lengthening techniques have advanced significantly in recent years. Accordingly, these authors discuss the fundamentals of distraction osteogenesis, including surgical techniques, the expression […]
Issue Number: Volume 28 - Issue 5 - May 2015Author(s): Michelle Winder, BS, and Stephanie Wu, DPM, MSc, FACFASWhile physicians commonly check pedal pulses and the ankle brachial index to assess vascularity, microvascular testing methods are also key to assessing wound healing potential. Accordingly, these authors offer current insights on the toe brachial in […]
Issue Number: Volume 28 - Issue 5 - May 2015Author(s): Myron Bodman, DPMCould the use of dermoscopy save lives? Given the stark statistics with melanoma and delayed diagnosis, this author says dermoscopy could be a valuable tool in discerning benign from malignant lesions in the lower extremity in a more expeditious fashion. Section: Feature
Issue Number: Volume 28 - Issue 5 - May 2015Author(s): William Fishco, DPM, FACFAS, and Ronald Ray, DPM, FACFASAs this author argues, surgeons need to rebalance the soft tissues to facilitate long-lasting correction of hallux valgus deformities. By William Fishco, DPM, FACFASSection: Feature
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