Podiatry Today

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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Foot Orthotics For Cowboy Boots

April 3, 2014

It is always a challenge to fit orthotic devices in cowboy boots. First of all, let me say that since I practice in Seattle, I am not the most experienced practitioner in fitting orthoses into cowboy boots. I am sure my colleagues in Phoenix, Austin, and other parts of the Southwest have much, much more experience using these types of devices

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Preventing And Treating Ankle Injuries From Aggressive Spikeball Games

April 2, 2014

A patient came in last week with an ankle injury from a sport I had never heard of called Spikeball ( www.spikeball.com/ ). Popular among college students, Spikeball is a cross between volleyball and four square

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Managing Traumatic Foot Wounds From Foreign Objects

March 31, 2014

Traumatic foot wounds via foreign objects are a common encounter in the emergency room for physicians. These authors review a case study of a 27-year-old female patient, who suffered a puncture wound to the foot from a foreign metallic object

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