Podiatry Today

Are You Aware Of When Your Staff Goes The Extra Mile?

October 30, 2014

I overheard a baseball player say to his teammate (with the coach in earshot), “Coach only sees what he wants to. He only sees the times I miss the ball!” The coach turned to his player and assured him that coaches do see everything

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Detecting And Treating Recluse Spider Bites

October 29, 2014
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Letting In The Light Of Research On Plantar Fasciosis

October 27, 2014

Sometimes the chain of events in one’s life seem in retrospect the most perfectly planned and played out chorus of a Grammy award-winning song. However, while these scenes are unfolding, it is most often difficult to discern what is really going on or for that matter, the true importance and future ramifications of these at first seemingly random and disconnected series of events

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Using Prefab Orthoses To Determine If Patients Can Tolerate Custom Orthoses

October 24, 2014

I had a patient come into our clinic who was experiencing plantar fasciitis. Along with that, she has a long history of knee and hip pain. She has had the diagnosis of some mild osteoarthritis affecting the medial knee.

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New Antibiotics – Tedizolid

October 23, 2014

As I mentioned in my previous post, this has been a pretty exciting time in the area of lower extremity infectious diseases. Not only do we have 2 new drugs for onychomycosis (to be covered in future posts) but we also have 3 new FDA approved antibiotics for the treatment of, in FDA Speak; “acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections” (aBSSSI).  These drugs are tedizolid, dalbavancin and oritavancin.  Of these, the one that I am most interested in, at least at this moment, is tedizolid.

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When To Say When On Post-Op Follow-Up

October 23, 2014

I have a patient who recently moved to my area from out of state. He has diabetes and his primary care doctor referred him to me for diabetic foot care. He told me he had already seen a local foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon and he needs to have a triple arthrodesis for his flatfoot condition.

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Are You Taking Advantage Of Footwear Discount Programs For Podiatrists?

October 22, 2014

Many practitioners are not aware of the generous footwear discounts available to podiatrists.

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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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