Podiatry Today

Key Insights On Managing CrossFit Injuries

February 27, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 3 – March 2015 Author(s):  Nicholas Romansky, DPM, Colin Flannery, DPM, and William Sayer, NASM, TPI, FMS Given that the CrossFit program can be more intense than a regular workout, are participants at a greater risk for injury? These authors provide a look at the workouts the athletes experience, the CrossFit culture and the literature on injuries.

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Reemphasizing The Importance Of Watching Your Patients Walk

February 27, 2015

With a busy schedule and trying to keep up with your record keeping, it sometimes becomes very routine to only examine a patient’s foot in a static position. Unfortunately, it is easy to become narrow minded and solely focus on the foot

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Treating Lesser Metatarsal Stress Fracture Following A First MPJ Cheilectomy

February 26, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 3 – March 2015 Author(s):  Bradly Bussewitz, DPM This author details how to manage postoperative stress fractures following a first metatarsophalangeal joint cheilectomy in a 56-year-old patient. Section:  Online Exclusive

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Can Sensors And Balance Exercises Improve Balance And Reduce Fall Risk In People With Diabetic Neuropathy?

February 26, 2015

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy can be a risk factor for falls due to deficits in sensory and motor skills that can lead to proprioceptive difficulties. In a new study in Gerontology , my coauthors and I investigate the use of interactive balance training to increase postural stability. 1

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How Collegiality And Professionalism Will Advance The Profession

February 25, 2015

Many years ago, I was on the credential committee of a large general hospital here in St. Louis

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What Dr. McCord Taught Me About Podiatry And Life

February 23, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 3 – March 2015 Author(s):  Camille Ryans, DPM The page at the end of Podiatry Today is reserved for the Forum.

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New Products March 2015

February 23, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 3 – March 2015 Author(s):  A New Advance In Midfoot Reconstruction? An emerging reconstruction system may provide more options for surgeons navigating the unique demands of the midfoot

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EHR System Offers Charting At The Touch Of A Screen

February 23, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 3 – March 2015 Author(s):  Brian McCurdy, Managing Editor An emerging electronic health records (EHR) system allows busy podiatrists to document patient encounters and their treatment schedule in one portable package. The MediTouch ® EHR comes preloaded with findings specific to the foot and ankle so one can start charting on the first use, according to the manufacturer HealthFusion. The company says the system also has a durable medical equipment (DME) auto-split feature so one does not need to create duplicate claims to bill for service and DME.

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Emerging Insights On Surgical Options For Chronic Ankle Instability

February 23, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 3 – March 2015 Author(s):  Bob Baravarian, DPM, and Brayton Campbell, DPM Lateral ankle sprains are very common injuries that foot and ankle specialists frequently treat.

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Assessing The Talectomy For Charcot Ankle Deformity

February 23, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 3 – March 2015 Author(s):  Patrick A. DeHeer, DPM, Faye-Rose Grebenyuk, DPM, and David Yeager, DPM A talectomy with or without tibiocalcaneal arthrodesis may provide a viable option for patients with Charcot neuroarthropathy of the ankle. Accordingly, these authors discuss the indications and timing for talectomy, offer surgical pearls and review results from the literature

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