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Lipedema: A Review of the Literature

October 17, 2014

Lipedema is a disorder of adipose tissue that primarily affects females and is often misdiagnosed as obesity or lymphedema. Relatively few studies have defined the precise pathogenesis, epidemiology, and management strategies for this disorder, yet the need to successfully identify this disorder as a unique entity has important implications for proper treatment.

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Principles of Management of the Diabetic Foot Ulcer

October 5, 2014

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Strategies for Managing Bone Defects of the Lower Extremity

October 1, 2014

Management of posttraumatic segmental bone loss as a result of severe open injuries of the lower extremity, high-energy closed injuries, and following failed initial treatment of complex fractures that develop pseudarthrosis continues to challenge reconstructive surgeons. There are numerous strategies for dealing with such injuries but the outcome is unpredictable.

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When A Patient Presents With A Dry Crust On The Shin

September 25, 2014

Issue Number:  Volume 27 – Issue 10 – October 2014 Author(s):  Myron A. Bodman, DPM An 82-year-old Caucasian female and retired small business owner presented for ongoing care of multiple pressure keratoses overlying arthritic, contracted toe joints on both feet. She had managed the pressure keratoses with periodic paring, buttress crest padding, digital strapping, felt toe regulators and extra-depth shoes

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Saving the Limb in Diabetic Patients With Ischemic Foot Lesions Complicated by Acute Infection

September 25, 2014

Ischemia and infection are the most important factors affecting the prognosis of foot ulcerations in diabetic patients. To improve the outcome of these patients, it is necessary to aggressively treat 2 important pathologies—namely, occlusive arterial disease affecting the tibial and femoral arteries and infection of the ischemic diabetic foot. Each of these 2 conditions may lead to major limb amputation, and the presence of both critical limb ischemia (CLI) and acute deep infection is a major risk factor for lower-extremity amputation.

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New FICO credit score formula may hurt medical collections

September 16, 2014

A new version of FICO’s credit score formula will be launched this fall that could improve the chances of getting a mortgage. But it also has the potential to impact the collections and cash flow of healthcare providers. While this is good news for the mortgage industry and individuals wanting to finance or refinance, there may be some unintended consequences for medical and healthcare providers.

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How to create a culture of universal accountability

September 9, 2014

Across industries, the highest-performing teams don’t rely on a manager to hold members accountable, but rather create a culture in which peers respectfully confront one another, according to a post from Harvard Business Review.

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