Using an AFO to treat an Achilles tendon rupture

May 31, 2016

The incidence of Achilles tendon ruptures is on the rise. The largest increase in frequency of this injury has been in patients over the age of 50

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Strategies to improve physician-administrator relations in physicians practice

May 24, 2016

As physicians, we might not always have the ability to choose our practice administrator. However, one of the best ways to prevent a problem in a practice is to not invite it inside in the first place

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7 tips to help physicians deliver a great speech

May 10, 2016

Speaking in front of an audience doesn’t come naturally to very many people, which is why so many talks and presentations are boring and routine. This is particularly true in the healthcare world, where practitioners are usually noted for their technical skills, not their orating talents.

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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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Understanding what drives the patient experience

April 26, 2016

In the rush of daily practice, it is easy to miss what patients are feeling. But often just a few minutes of mindful attention can make all the difference. Frequent communication and a brief explanation lessen the feeling of uncertainty and help create some predictability.

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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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Does your medical practice have a contingency plan?

April 12, 2016

Given that a majority of practices use digital health records, a simple power outage can have grave consequences. So you’re using an EHR. All your notes, all the patient data, your schedule, your task manager, everything is neatly stored in your computer.

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Keys to diagnosing and treating Lisfranc injuries

April 5, 2016

In the event of misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, Lisfranc injuries can lead to compromised vascular supply or persistent instability.

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The Human Papillomavirus and Its Role in Plantar Warts

March 29, 2016

Viral warts or verruca pedis (plantar warts) are common skin conditions seen in both children and adults. Human papilloma virus (HPV), a DNA virus, is responsible for plantar verrucae.

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Thousands of new ICD-10 codes slated for October release

March 21, 2016

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have given the green light to adding 3,651 ICD-10 hospital inpatient procedure codes and about 1,900 ICD-10 diagnosis codes, beginning in fiscal year 2017.

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