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Reemphasizing The Importance Of Watching Your Patients Walk

February 27, 2015

With a busy schedule and trying to keep up with your record keeping, it sometimes becomes very routine to only examine a patient’s foot in a static position. Unfortunately, it is easy to become narrow minded and solely focus on the foot

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Can Sensors And Balance Exercises Improve Balance And Reduce Fall Risk In People With Diabetic Neuropathy?

February 26, 2015

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy can be a risk factor for falls due to deficits in sensory and motor skills that can lead to proprioceptive difficulties. In a new study in Gerontology , my coauthors and I investigate the use of interactive balance training to increase postural stability. 1

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How Collegiality And Professionalism Will Advance The Profession

February 25, 2015

Many years ago, I was on the credential committee of a large general hospital here in St. Louis

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Are That Many Patients Really Allergic To Latex?

February 20, 2015

Back down at the Himalayan base camp, time passed very slowly and one could only down so much fermented yak milk, which my Sherpa guides called “archi.” Damn, how I would kill for a nice cabernet.

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How To Modify Orthoses For Plantar Fibromatosis

February 16, 2015

Prescribing orthoses for patients with plantar fibromas can be challenging. In general, our treatment goal is to reduce tension on the plantar fascia and then reduce pressure on the plantar fibromas

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Current Insights On Treating Graves’ Dermopathy In The Foot

January 29, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 2 – February 2015 Author(s):  Priscilla Zinyemba, DPM, and Jane Pontious, DPM, FACFAS Section:  Online Exclusive Topics:  Dermatology

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A Closer Look At A New Nitinol Hammertoe Implant

January 28, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 2 – February 2015 Author(s):  Brian McCurdy, Managing Editor A new nitinol fixation device can provide multi-axial active stabilization for hammertoe arthrodesis without requiring surgeons to freeze the device before use.

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Is Your Practice Ready For ICD-10?

January 28, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 2 – February 2015 Author(s):  Barbara Aung, DPM The latest deadline for ICD-10 conversion, October 1, 2015, is closer than you think. If you find yourself slightly behind on your implementation process, it is likely that you are not alone.

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Viscosupplementation: Can It Have An Impact For Ankle Arthritis?

January 27, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 2 – February 2015 Author(s):  Lisa M. Schoene, DPM, ATC, FACFAS As a “biologic orthopedic medicine” for knee arthritis, viscosupplementation is showing off-label promise for patients with ankle arthritis

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Don’t Let Complacency And A Fear Of Change Affect Your Practice

January 27, 2015

Are you familiar with the age-old tale of the frog and the pot of boiling water?  According to the story, if you place a frog directly into a pot of boiling water, it will immediately jump out. Well, wouldn’t you ? However, if you put that frog in a pot of tepid water and gradually increase the heat while the frog is enjoying his soak, he will not notice the continual rise in temperature, become groggy to the point that he is unable to jump out and before he could say, “rbbbbt, plantar warts”… frog legs are on the menu

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