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Treating a large fungating mass on the plantar foot

February 9, 2016

A 63-year-old African-American male presented with an enlarging hemorrhagic mass on the right foot. The tumor had been present for nearly one year and had continued to increase in size while limiting his normal gait function. He also had a mass in his right groin that he had noticed approximately four months after the appearance of the foot mass.

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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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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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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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How door timings tell the story of patient care

November 23, 2015

This medical doctor started writing down the time she entered and exited an exam room to track patient flow. The data revealed a lot. This week, my practice started doing door timings

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Developing A Plan To Treat Chronic Forefoot Nerve Pain

November 23, 2015

I recently received an email from a 57-year-old male, who was active and in good health. While recovering from bilateral quad tendon issues, he injured both forefeet in 2012 while hiking for two days in a an area with caves. To protect the quads, he went up many, many stairs using his feet and calves

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Overcoming The Challenges Of Offloading Neuropathic Plantar Foot Ulcers

November 11, 2015

We all have had the challenge of trying to determine the best way to offload patients who are either non-adherent or unable to have appropriate offloading.

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What makes the plantar plate so challenging to treat?

November 10, 2015

The challenges associated with recovery from plantar plate injury include understanding the biomechanics, histologic and gross anatomy, the properties of the tissue and the appreciation of extrinsic factors.

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Performing A Revisional Subtalar Joint Arthrodesis Through A Modified Gallie Approach

October 30, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 11 – November 2015 Author(s):  H.J. Visser, DPM, FACFAS, Khawar Malik, DPM, Jesse Wolfe, BS, and Joshua Wolfe, BS These authors present an alternative approach to a revisional subtalar joint arthrodesis in a 50-year-old patient with several comorbidities and previous surgical complications

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Addressing The Rising Concern Of Antibiotic Resistance With Surgical Prophylaxis

October 30, 2015

Antibiotic resistance is a growing global public health crisis. The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy, and the Global Antibiotic Resistance Partnership’s report, The State of the World’s Antibiotics 2015 , asserts that the current rates of global antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance are creating a dire situation. 1 This report states that worldwide, there is a decline in antibiotic effectiveness with rising resistance to both first-line and last resort antibiotics

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