Issue Number: Volume 28 - Issue 7 - July 2015Author(s): Xingbo Sun, DPM, Francesca Castellucci, MS, Tara Harrington, MBA, MHA, Erica Benson, MS, DPM, Bryan Katz, BS, and Kevin Miller, DPM, AACFASAlthough symptomatic peroneus quartus is rare, it can be a factor in various pathologies. Accordingly, these authors offer pertinent diagnostic tips as well as curre […]
Issue Number: Volume 28 - Issue 7 - July 2015Author(s): Brett Chatman, DPM, Tammer Elmarsafi, DPM, and John S. Steinberg, DPM, FACFASThese authors discuss how serial debridement, split thickness skin grafts and negative pressure wound therapy salvaged the limb of a 71-year-old patient with diabetes who presented with gas gangrene. Gas gangrene of the lower e […]
Issue Number: Volume 28 - Issue 7 - July 2015Author(s): Christopher R. Hood, Jr., DPMMy first hands-on experience with a fellowship track was during my second year of residency when I spent two months at the Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Upon hearing that podiatry offered a “fellowship” during school, it was always something in the back of my mind.Section: Fo […]
Issue Number: Volume 28 - Issue 7 - July 2015Author(s): Lawrence M. Karam, PC Improper documentation, sloppy record keeping or bad communication with patients can trigger a malpractice lawsuit. Accordingly, this attorney presents pointers on ensuring due diligence and keeping yourself out of the courtroom. Section: Feature
Issue Number: Volume 28 - Issue 7 - July 2015Author(s): Michael Gentile, DPM, FACFASAnkle instability can be due to ligamentous pathology, structural abnormalities and/or a lack of dynamic support in the ankle. This author addresses surgery for the unstable ankle, offering surgical pearls for primary repair, arthroscopic repair and secondary repair. Section: […]
Issue Number: Volume 28 - Issue 7 - July 2015Author(s): Jamie Yakel, DPMMetatarsalgia can have a multitude of causes, making it vital to identify the etiology and treat the specific causes of this complex condition. This author evaluates the research on conservative treatment of metatarsalgia, specifically the use of metatarsal pads, and offers pearls on eff […]
Issue Number: Volume 28 - Issue 7 - July 2015Author(s): Ashley Bruno, DPM, Brian Schmidt, DPM, and Peter Blume, DPM, FACFASWhether it is the eradication of biofilm or treating wounds in locations not conducive to sharp debridement, ultrasonic debridement can be a key tool for promoting improved wound healing. These authors discuss their experience with this […]
Issue Number: Volume 28 - Issue 7 - July 2015Author(s): William Grant, DPM, FACFAS, Lisa Grant, DPM, and Gregory Bitto, DPM; Jennifer L. Mulhern, DPM, AACFAS, Nicole M. Protzman, MS, and Stephen A. Brigido, DPM, FACFASYes. These authors note that the use of intramedullary beams provides a simpler, more effective approach to correcting complex Charcot deformi […]
Issue Number: Volume 28 - Issue 7 - July 2015Author(s): Tracey C. Vlahovic, DPM, FFPM, RCPS(Glasg)With the development of new topical agents for onychomycosis, the author takes a closer look at the research on these modalities, explores the possibility of subungual and transungual delivery of topical agents, and reviews options for treating the frequently co […]
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