Podiatry Today

Are We Making Progress In Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers?

October 17, 2014

Acknowledging the high failure rate in healing diabetic foot ulcers and preventing lower extremity amputations, a recent study in Advances in Therapy acknowledges an “urgent need for new treatment strategies.” 1 Are we meeting that need or has our progress halted?

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Podiatric Dermatology Quiz: Can You Identify This Tumor?

October 16, 2014

Can you identify the tumor shown in the photo on the left?

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Challenging A Myth About The Cause Of Hallux Rigidus

October 14, 2014

Last month, Podiatry Today featured an excellent article written by Boyd Andrews, DPM, and Lawrence Fallat, DPM, focusing on surgical correction of metatarsus primus elevatus and hallux rigidus.

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Do We Still Need Distal Procedures For First Metatarsocuneiform Arthrodesis?

October 9, 2014

The adage “old habits die hard” applies to surgery as equally as it does to life in general. During our training, we learn concepts that we often follow through our professional careers.

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What Is The Standard Of Care?

October 8, 2014

The term “standard of care” has various definitions from state to state and from region to region.

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How To Get Patients With Diabetes To Listen And Adhere To Treatment Protocols

October 7, 2014

Treating ulcers in patients with diabetes can be both rewarding and frustrating at times.

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Are Flip-Flops Really That Bad For Your Feet?

October 3, 2014

I was sitting at a nice table in the Pub Med, on the east edge of Academiaville, chatting with a professor buddy of mine named Google Scholar. He likes to be just called “Googie.” Seems like that rogue is in every little academic nook and cranny, but I love him.

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Adjusting To The Affordable Care Act

October 2, 2014

I can’t help but wonder how many of us in healthcare know enough to respond honestly to our patients’ burning question: “Can you help me understand the Affordable Care Act and how it affects me?” For the answer to this question, sooner or later (if they haven’t already), your patients will turn to you for help.

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A Closer Look At A New Topical Option For Onychomycosis

October 1, 2014

Limited pharmacologic treatment options exist for onychomycosis, especially for patients who wish to avoid or are unable to take oral antifungal medication.  Ciclopirox 8% nail lacquer (Penlac) has long been the only prescription strength, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved topical antifungal for the treatment of onychomycosis. Unfortunately, ciclopirox 8% nail lacquer has had very poor therapeutic outcomes, even with concomitant nail debridement.

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Uncovering A Verrucous Carcinoma Following Delayed Healing Of A TMA

September 30, 2014

Issue Number:  Volume 27 – Issue 9 – September 2014 Author(s):  Shawn Khademi, BS, Bryan Holand, MS, Martin Yorath, DPM, FACFAS, and Stephanie Wu, DPM, MSc, FACFAS Section:  Online Exclusive

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