Podiatry Today

Are Static Measurements Of Foot Morphology Necessary To Create Custom Foot Orthoses

May 1, 2016

From Podiatry Today: Are Static Measurements Of Foot Morphology Necessary To Create Custom Foot Orthoses Point-Counterpoint: Robert D. Phillips, DPM vs Eric Fuller, DPM

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Reducing Shear Pressure To Facilitate Healing Of A Dorsal Foot Wound

April 28, 2016

Issue Number:  Volume 29 – Issue 5 – May 2016 Author(s):  Lakshmi K. Shankhdhar, MD, PGDND, DMRE, MAMS, FICN, FHMI (Boston), Kshitij Shankhdhar, MBBS, MD, Dip Diab, FICN, FAPWCA, Uma Shankhdhar, MBBS, DND, DDM, and Smita Shankhdhar, MBBS, MUPMA, MICN These authors address the impact of shear forces in the treatment of a dorsal ulcer initially caused by a toe ring worn by a 61-year-old patient. Section:  Online Exclusive

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Key Insights On Selecting Lasers For Your Practice

April 28, 2016

Issue Number:  Volume 29 – Issue 5 – May 2016 Author(s):  Kerry Zang, DPM, FACFAS Taking a critical look at manufacturer claims, this author provides keys to differentiating between heating and non-heating lasers. As a practitioner, I am constantly being bombarded by ads, sales representatives and articles stating how great laser therapy is, and that lasers can treat almost every condition in the world

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Emerging insights on the trephine arthrodesis

April 26, 2016

Trephine arthrodesis in foot surgery is nothing new but for some reason, foot surgeons rarely consider it. Surgeons can utilize trephine arthrodesis for many of the joints in the foot, including but not limited to the subtalar joint, tarsometatarsal joints, intercuneiform joints and the naviculocuneiform joint. In my experience, arthrodesis of the second and third tarsometatarsal joints is the primary procedure for which I will choose a trephine arthrodesis technique.

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Can the combination of serial irrigation and debridement with antibiotic beads have an impact for severe DFIs?

April 26, 2016

There were over 65,000 hospital admissions for amputation in patients with diabetes across the U.S. in 2009.

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Emphasizing The Importance Of Research To Podiatric Residents

April 22, 2016

Issue Number:  Volume 29 – Issue 5 – May 2016 Author(s):  Christopher R. Hood, Jr., DPM, AACFAS After recently attending the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ACFAS) Annual Scientific Conference, I feel the topic of research is relevant to discuss. Section:  Forum

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Emerging Innovations In Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Achilles Tendon Repair

April 22, 2016

Issue Number:  Volume 29 – Issue 5 – May 2016 Author(s):  Bob Baravarian, DPM, and Avanti Redkar, DPM The Achilles is the strongest and thickest tendon in the human body, but it is the most commonly ruptured. Section:  Treatment Dilemmas

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How To Handle The Difficult Patient

April 22, 2016

Issue Number:  Volume 29 – Issue 5 – May 2016 Author(s):  Jarrod Shapiro, DPM While it may be tempting to write off certain patients as “difficult,” the truth is more complicated as such patients may have psychosocial reasons for their behavior. This author details the physician’s role with challenging patients, how to make patient encounters positive and how to de-escalate the situation when patients get hostile.   Section:  Feature

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Keys To Correcting Cavus Foot Deformities

April 22, 2016

Issue Number:  Volume 29 – Issue 5 – May 2016 Author(s):  Bradley M. Lamm, DPM, FACFAS, Jessica Knight, DPM, and Emily Pugh, DPM Section:  Feature

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Assessing Collagen-Based Modalities For Diabetic Foot Ulcerations

April 21, 2016

Issue Number:  Volume 29 – Issue 5 – May 2016 Author(s):  Michael I. Gazes, DPM, MPH, Amber R

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