Podiatry Today

Remembering Nutritional Analysis In The Wound Care Patient

April 23, 2014

While attending a conference a few weeks ago, I ran into a colleague whose passion and expertise, like mine, is wound care.

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Can Strengthening The Abductor Hallucis Muscle Help Prevent Overuse Injuries?

April 22, 2014

We commonly overlook the abductor hallucis muscle in the foot and rarely does it even get recognition or discussion when it comes to any foot pathologies. However, recent literature has demonstrated its importance to the foot, especially to the medial longitudinal arch.

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Monitoring The Truth In Medical Advertising

April 21, 2014

During my career, I have had the opportunity to work as a consultant to several footwear companies that market and advertise products directly to the consumer. Currently, I own a company that markets ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) to healthcare professionals. This experience has taught me that until recently, there has been a clear difference in the standards maintained by companies that market to the consumer and those that market to medical professionals

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What I Learned From A Recent Malpractice Case On Warts

April 17, 2014

I recently had the opportunity to participate as a defense expert in a malpractice case. The jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant podiatrist, determining that the plaintiff was 75 percent responsible for damages and the defendant was 25 percent responsible. However, the case was in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania where, unless the jury finds the defendant podiatrist to be greater than 51 percent responsible, it is a defense verdict.

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Are Lower Diabetic Amputation Rates In Italy A Cause For Hope?

April 16, 2014

As the prevalence of diabetes rises, more people will face the complications of diabetes, including lower extremity amputation.

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Stretching: Is it beneficial for plantar fasciitis?

April 15, 2014

Lisa M.

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A Unique Continuing Education Mission Opportunity To Improve Diabetic Foot Care In Haiti

April 15, 2014

I love it when solutions to problems evolve naturally and you get the “light bulb” appearing above your head. I have been working on a solution for the Haiti Diabetic Foot Program located in the Hospital Bernard Mevs Project Medishare Program in Port-au-Prince, Haiti for some time. This is a comprehensive diabetic foot program run by Haitians for Haitians and supported by doctors from the United States

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Why Minimally Invasive Surgery Is An Art Even If It May Not Look Like It

April 10, 2014

Seven years ago, I couldn’t believe I had just paid $250 to stand there in a New York art gallery staring at a single red dot in the middle of a large, all-black canvas.

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What Should You Expect From Your Employees?

April 9, 2014

I have had a number of requests for me to discuss the qualities that define an exceptional staff person. The following is an excerpt taken from our SOS Employee Manual and clearly outlines employees’ behavioral expectations. Feel free to include it as part of your handbook.

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Treating Chronic Toenail Injuries In Athletes

April 8, 2014

Both acute and chronic toenail injuries are common among athletes. While the symptoms of acute injuries such as subungual hematoma and paronychia lead patients to seek prompt treatment, chronic nail injuries can go untreated for years.

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