Podiatry Today

Would Patients Pay For Preventative Health Devices Like They Pay For Cable Or Netflix?

May 22, 2015

We at the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance-Interdisciplinary Consortium on Advanced Motion Performance (SALSA-iCAMP) have long suggested that many items that now appear as medical devices, such as smart scales to monitor weight or smart clothes to check vital signs, are really better classified as consumer electronics. What we have to do collectively is to figure out a method for our regulatory bodies and ethics/privacy/security concerns to catch up and harmonize with our digital reality

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Redefining Complications In Podiatric Surgery And Reducing Complication Risk

May 20, 2015

Complications are an inevitable occurrence in the performance of foot and ankle surgery. With reference to surgery, researchers have offered a variety of definitions to define the term “complication.”

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Why It Is Important To Evaluate Shoe Heel To Toe Drop In Patients With Equinus

May 19, 2015

The role of equinus in lower extremity pathologies is well documented in the literature. In fact, Foot and Ankle Clinics of North America dedicated its entire December 2014 edition to “The Gastrocnemius.” 1 Much of the literature has been directed to the surgical and non-surgical management of equinus, conditions associated with equinus, and the evaluation of equinus.

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Preventing ‘It’s Not My Job’ From Becoming An Excuse

May 15, 2015

“It’s not my job!”

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Whispered Wisdom On Treating The Whole Patient, Not Just The Foot

May 14, 2015

I had continued on from my Himalayan journey with a side trip over to Tibet.

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Identifying And Treating Soft Tissue Infections Following Water Exposure

May 12, 2015

With the arrival of warmer weather, individuals spend an increased amount of time outdoors, often in water environments engaged in recreational activity. Trauma secondary to encounters with aquatic animals or environmental injury can predispose people to secondary soft tissue infections

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Are Mid-Level Practitioners Right For Your Practice?

May 8, 2015

With the advent of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), we will unquestionably have a rise in patients seeking healthcare services who now have insurance coverage.

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Prescribing Orthoses For Peroneus Brevis Tendonitis

May 6, 2015

I consulted with a client who had a patient with peroneus brevis enthesopathy.

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Are We Still ‘Uniquely Qualified’ To Treat Sports Injuries?

May 5, 2015

Last month, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) announced a new campaign for Foot Health Awareness Month to educate the public about podiatrists’ expertise in the treatment of sports injuries. According to the marketing kit provided by APMA to its members, “Today’s podiatrists are uniquely qualified among medical professionals to treat the complex structure of the foot and ankle, based on their education, training and experience

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Can Changes In Running Form Help Address Achilles Tendonitis Pain?

May 1, 2015

“John” is a 44-year-old male who presented to my office with a year-long history of Achilles tendonitis. He had evaluation and treatment by a previous orthopedic surgeon, and used custom orthotics and stretching exercises.

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