Issue Number: Volume 28 - Issue 2 - February 2015Author(s): Brian McCurdy, Managing EditorA new nitinol fixation device can provide multi-axial active stabilization for hammertoe arthrodesis without requiring surgeons to freeze the device before use.Section: Technology In Practice
Issue Number: Volume 28 - Issue 2 - February 2015Author(s): Barbara Aung, DPMThe latest deadline for ICD-10 conversion, October 1, 2015, is closer than you think. If you find yourself slightly behind on your implementation process, it is likely that you are not alone. Recent polls published by many physician organizations showed that 60 percent of physicians […]
Issue Number: Volume 28 - Issue 2 - February 2015Author(s): Lisa M. Schoene, DPM, ATC, FACFASAs a “biologic orthopedic medicine” for knee arthritis, viscosupplementation is showing off-label promise for patients with ankle arthritis. This author examines the research, shares her experience on injection therapy with hyaluronate and how it can relieve pain and […]
Issue Number: Volume 28 - Issue 2 - February 2015Author(s): Lowell Weil Jr., DPM, MBAOn New Year’s Eve, I was having a conversation with my 15-year-old son, who asked why people get so excited about the beginning of a new year. He said the date was randomly selected hundreds of years ago and really is not associated with anything significant like the Fourth […]
Issue Number: Volume 28 - Issue 2 - February 2015Author(s): Sean Grambart, DPM, FACFASA navicular stress fracture can be a devastating injury for the recreational and high-level athlete. The issues often derive from difficulty in diagnosing the injury and the fact that there is no consensus on the best treatment regimen for the injury. Several years ago, cli […]
Issue Number: Volume 28 - Issue 2 - February 2015Author(s): John F. Grady, DPM, FASPS, FACFAM, Emil Zager, DPM, Kathleen Trotter, DPM, and Darshan Nagesh, DPMWhile there are indications for a variety of reparative or restorative techniques for talar dome lesions, these authors review the literature and advantages of retrograde drilling and juvenile particula […]
Issue Number: Volume 28 - Issue 2 - February 2015Author(s): Erik Benitez, MD, and Bauer E. Sumpio, MD, PhDGiven the increased incidence of peripheral arterial disease and critical limb ischemia, it is essential to have a firm grasp of diagnostic imaging techniques and facilitate appropriate referrals when necessary. These authors assess the strengths and wea […]
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