Issue Number: Volume 27 - Issue 11 - November 2014Author(s): Blake Brannick, BS, Matthew Engelthaler, BS, Jillian Jadzak, BS, and Stephanie Wu, DPM, MSc, FACFASThe authors detail the diagnostic workup and treatment of a patient with a history of venous insufficiency and a large, painful non-healing ulcer, and the use of continuous diffusion of oxygen therapy […]
Issue Number: Volume 27 - Issue 11 - November 2014Author(s): Patrick DeHeer, DPM, FACFAS, and Fairuz Parvez, DPMPatients in their late teenage years may be more ideally suited to flatfoot correction as they have reached full skeletal maturity but commonly have a very flexible flatfoot deformity. Accordingly, these authors discuss treatment in a 15-year-old p […]
Issue Number: Volume 27 - Issue 11 - November 2014Author(s): Camille Ryans, DPMAfter reading an eye-opening recent article in The New York Times about physician “burnout,” I began pondering why this unfortunate phenomenon is so widespread. A main culprit may be technology. While technology feeds our society’s need for impulsivity, it has changed the way that […]
Issue Number: Volume 27 - Issue 11 - November 2014Author(s): Bob Baravarian, DPM, and Brayton Campbell, DPMWe recently had a patient present to our institute for continued pain to his right foot six months after plantar plate repair in the right second metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ). A review of the operative report and computed tomography (CT) scan found t […]
Issue Number: Volume 27 - Issue 11 - November 2014Author(s): Jennifer L. Mulhern, DPM, AACFAS, Nicole M. Protzman, MS, and Stephen A. Brigido, DPM, FACFASWith recent advances in tissue engineering, biologic scaffolds have gained increasing popularity for the repair and reconstruction of soft tissues in the foot and ankle.Section: Surgical Pearls
Issue Number: Volume 27 - Issue 11 - November 2014Author(s): Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWSContinuing a discussion of bioengineered alternative tissues (BATs), these panelists discuss precautions to take before using BATs and when to avoid using them. They also offer their advice on approaching any new BATs that arrive on the market. Q: What are your […]
Issue Number: Volume 27 - Issue 11 - November 2014Author(s): Adam Landsman, DPM, PhD, FACFASOver the last 20 years, the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers has advanced beyond our greatest expectations. Section: Diabetes WatchTopics: Diabetic FootDiabetic Foot Ulcer
Issue Number: Volume 27 - Issue 11 - November 2014Author(s): Bob Baravarian, DPM, FACFASGiven the drawbacks of surgical procedures for Achilles tendinopathy, orthobiologic options may provide possible alternatives for these patients. Accordingly, this author takes a look at the research and shares his clinical experience with modalities such as platelet rich […]
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