Podiatry Today

Are transmetatarsal amputations really better?

July 26, 2016

Although in some instances there is an obvious answer to whether transmetatarsal amputations are preferable, we frequently encounter this dilemma. Anyone who has performed a handful of partial first ray amputations knows of the seemingly inevitable complications and frequent re-amputations

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Clarifying the role of podiatric physicians in prescribing medical marijuana

July 26, 2016

The numbers are alarming. Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. with a reported 47,055 deaths in 2014

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Understanding 10 key biomechanical functions of the plantar fascia

July 19, 2016

Underscoring the potential ramifications of plantar fasciotomy procedures and plantar fascia ruptures, this author offers a closer look at 10 biomechanical functions of the plantar fascia, ranging from enhanced resupination of the subtalar joint during propulsion to reduced tension forces within the plantar ligaments, and reduced ground reaction force on metatarsal heads during late midstance and propulsion.

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Treatment of distal toe calluses and ulcerations

July 19, 2016

When calluses or ulcers develop on the distal aspect of the lesser toes, offloading pressure from the distal end of the digit is essential for healing to occur. Research suggests that toe crest pads offer an inexpensive but effective means of offloading and healing these distal wounds.

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Keys to diagnosing and treating glomus tumors of the foot

July 12, 2016

Glomus tumors are painful, benign neoplasms arising from hyperplasia of one or more constituents of the glomus body. The glomus body is a contractile neuromyoarterial receptor located on the dermis layer of the skin.

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A guide to conservative care for ankle sprains

July 5, 2016

Recurrent sprains and long-term residual symptoms are fairly common in patients who suffer ankle sprains. With this in mind, this author provides a comprehensive review of the literature and a practical guide to conservative treatment at various stages for lateral ankle sprains.

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What are the best injections for Morton’s neuroma?

July 5, 2016

One of the mainstay treatments of Morton’s neuromas involves injections. There are three common injections and other combinations of medications in injection form. First of all, there is the diagnostic injection of local anesthesia to see if injecting the nerve provides complete pain relief.

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Ten Biomechanical Functions of the Plantar Fascia

July 1, 2016

For those interested, I just had an article on the Ten Key Functions of the Plantar Fascia published in the latest issue of Podiatry Today magazine. http://www.podiatrytoday.com/underst…plantar-fascia

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Can Orthoses Help Patients with Low Back Pain?

June 30, 2016

For those interested, I was interviewed, along with Drs. Joseph D’Amico and George Trachtenberg, in a recent article in Podiatry Today magazine on Can Orthoses Help Patients with Low Back Pain?

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Pertinent pearls on surgical management of a displaced sustentaculum tali fracture

June 28, 2016

Fracture of the sustentaculum tali is rare and due to the strong ligament attachments of the medial subtalar joint, the fracture fragment often does not displace. However, in cases where there is displacement, open reduction and internal fixation is indicated.

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