Podiatry Today

Does the evidence support the use of bone growth stimulators after common podiatric surgery procedures?

February 2, 2016

There are a variety of techniques one may employ to enhance bone healing and surgeons are increasingly utilizing these techniques to assist with fracture healing and help improve outcomes with arthrodesis and osteotomy procedures. Bone growth stimulation may involve the use of invasive, semi-invasive or non-invasive techniques. In addition, ultrasonic energy, magnetic field therapy, extracorporeal shockwave therapy, low-energy laser therapy and other mechanical therapies are options for the treatment of delayed union, non-union, failed arthrodesis and congenital pseudarthrosis

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When arteriovenous malformation arises in the foot

February 2, 2016

Arteriovenous malformations are defects of the circulatory system that arise during embryonic or fetal development or soon after birth. They are comprised of entangled arteries and veins without capillaries that pass blood directly from arteries to veins

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A closer look at preserving foot function with a transmetatarsal amputation

January 26, 2016

Diabetes mellitus, particularly when coupled with neuropathy, is a disease that predisposes affected individuals to a cascade of lower extremity ulcerations, infections and amputations. The complex nature of lower extremity biomechanics is compromised by the natural progression of this disease

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Do superconstructs offer more biomechanically sound fixation principles for Charcot?

January 26, 2016

Charcot foot and ankle reconstruction is a challenge few surgeons are willing to undertake and yet the demand for the specialty is ever increasing. The correlation between diabetic neuropathy and Charcot neuroarthropathy is no mystery

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When patients have medical emergencies in podiatry practices

January 19, 2016

As podiatrists, we see and treat a wide variety of patients with complex medical histories on a daily basis. When medical emergencies within the clinical setting threaten the life of patients, this challenges healthcare professionals to provide expeditious and satisfactory treatment

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Top 10 lower extremity conditions in pediatric patients

January 12, 2016

When a child is complaining of pain in his feet or legs, most parents are not sure if the child has an actual problem or may be seeking more attention from his parents. In contrast, some children have a painful foot or leg problem, and do not complain at all

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A guide to nerve wrapping for tarsal tunnel surgery

January 5, 2016

Primary tarsal tunnel decompression surgery for tarsal tunnel syndrome is sometimes unsuccessful in providing satisfactory symptomatic relief. When this occurs and despite the presence of an intact posterior tibial nerve, revisional surgery will often be necessary.

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Is foot type a key factor with running shoe recommendations?

December 15, 2015

Think twice before advocating a running shoe based on a patient’s foot type. Patients and consumers have often gotten running shoe recommendations based on their foot type as demonstrated by their arch height.

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Is Easier Necessarily Better with the Advent of Advanced Technology?

December 12, 2015

For those interested, I just had a short article published in the December 2015 issue of Podiatry Today magazine titled Is Easier Necessarily Better with the Advent of Advanced Technology?

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Current concepts in treating psoriatic nails

December 8, 2015

Emerging research suggests that psoriasis is a multisystem disease, a disease that may have a psychological impact as well. Accordingly, this author examines the pathogenesis and epidemiology of psoriatic nails, provides keys to the clinical diagnosis and reviews potential treatment options.

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