Practical Pearls For Treating Sesamoiditis In Athletes

January 30, 2015
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My Vision For The APMA Board Of Trustees

January 29, 2015

I will be running for American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Board of Trustees in March at the APMA House of Delegates in Washington, D.C. I look forward to the campaign and would ask you for your support. You can support my campaign by contacting your state delegates and letting them know of your support for my candidacy

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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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Screw Fixation Diameter for Fifth Metatarsal Jones Fracture: A Cadaveric Study

January 23, 2015

The fifth metatarsal Jones fracture is a well-documented injury occurring at the proximal diaphyseal-metaphyseal junction.

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A Look Back At Times In My Career When I Was Humbled

January 22, 2015

One of my assignments for the upcoming 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) is a discussion of the most humbling occurrences in my career. There have been many such occurrences in my 40 years of practice. However, I did seriously consider three examples of humbling experiences in my professional career

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Local Antibiotic Delivery Systems in Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis: Time for One Step Beyond?

January 20, 2015

In patients with diabetes mellitus, osteomyelitis is a severe, difficult-to-treat form of foot infection. In the management of diabetic foot osteomyelitis, carriers for local delivery of antimicrobial agents have begun to be tried, in an attempt to provide high local antibiotic concentrations

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Ankle Arthrodesis After Failed Total Ankle Replacement: A Systematic Review of the Literature

January 5, 2015

Purpose: As the number of total ankle replacements (TARs) performed has risen, so has the need for revision. The purpose of this investigation was to perform a systematic review of clinical outcomes following a salvage ankle arthrodesis from a failed TAR to identify patient- and technique-specific prognostic factors and to determine the clinical outcomes and complications following an ankle arthrodesis for a failed TAR

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Spreading Positive Memes To Improve Post-Op Outcomes

December 31, 2014

“Is it going to hurt?” I asked while semi-distracted by the glint of the needle illuminated by the fluorescent lights of the sterile room. The drop of the mixture formed a visible meniscus at the interface of the sharp bevel

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Septic Ankle With Purulence Tracking Up the Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendon Sheath Leading to Deep Venous Thrombosis/Pulmonary Embolism and Compartment…

December 30, 2014

The differential diagnosis for lower extremity swelling and ankle pain is broad and can have overlapping and related diagnoses. If there is concern for more than one diagnosis, the practitioner should perform a thorough physical examination, order the appropriate studies, and perform the correct procedures to completely diagnose and treat the patient

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