Podiatry Today

A closer look at Buerger’s disease in the lower extremity

May 17, 2016

Buerger’s disease, which is also known as thromboangiitis obliterans, is a rare disease affecting the small and medium-sized vessels of the peripheral arterial and venous systems. It is a nonatherosclerotic inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology. Smoking is the most important risk factor for Buerger’s disease

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Can autologous fat grafting help address fat pad atrophy in patients with diabetes?

May 10, 2016

The feet support the entire body and are subject to repetitive mechanical trauma throughout a lifetime, thereby propagating the atrophy of the plantar fat pad.

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When patients present with posterior ankle impingement

May 10, 2016

Posterior ankle impingement can be a result of a number of entities including soft tissue impingement, a prominent bony process or unfused ossicles. Patients typically relate pain with forced or repeated plantarfleixon at the ankle, which can cause acute and chronic impingement/synovitis or bony contusions as well as restricted motion in the ankle or subtalar joint

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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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