Operative and nonoperative management of achilles tendon ruptures in active duty military population

November 23, 2015

The optimal management of Achilles tendon ruptures continues to be a subject of debate in orthopedics. These injuries are common in the active duty military population

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How To Code E/M During The Post-Op Global Period

November 20, 2015

When is it appropriate to code for an evaluation and management (E/M) service while a patient is in the post-op global period? The only circumstance in which this would be appropriate is when the problem being evaluated and managed is unrelated to the problem for which the patient is in the global period.

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Orthoses for plantar fasciitis: What the evidence reveals

November 17, 2015

Plantar heel pain represents the most common musculoskeletal condition we treat in podiatric practice.

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What Is This Lesion?

November 17, 2015

A patient presented with a three-month history of an open lesion on the plantar foot (see photo at left). Other physicians had previously treated it as an abscess and a wart.

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Efinaconazole topical solution, 10 percent efficacy in patients with onychomycosis and coexisting tinea pedis

November 10, 2015

We analyzed 1,655 patients, aged 18 to 70 years, randomized to receive efinaconazole topical solution, 10 percent, or vehicle from two identical multicenter, double-blind, vehicle-controlled 48-week studies evaluating safety and efficacy. The primary end point was complete cure rate (0 percent clinical involvement of the target toenail and negative potassium hydroxide examination and fungal culture findings) at week 52.

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Hello I’m Olga

November 7, 2015

I am a Board Certified Physician Assistant with more than 10 years experience in the medical profession. Originally from Eastern Europe, I received my Doctor of Medicine from Kiev National Medical University and completed her residency at Kiev Obstetrical Hospital #3

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Can New Advances Reinvent Microvasculature And Macrovascular Assessment?

November 4, 2015

The emergence of new noninvasive devices to assess the microvasculature and macrovasculature of skin may provide a marked improvement on older monitors that were less accurate and more cumbersome for patients.

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The Importance of Biomechanics

November 1, 2015

Guido A. LaPorta’s well-written Commentary “Wither Biomechanics” (J Foot Ankle Surg 54:1, 2015) resonates with me and underscores a concern within our profession that we dare not ignore. I first became acquainted with Dr

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Treating Schwannoma Of The Tibial Nerve In The Presence Of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

October 30, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 11 – November 2015 Author(s):  Vincenzo Palmieri, DPM, and Narendra R. Patel, DPM Emphasizing diagnostic pearls, these authors describe the treatment of a rare lower extremity schwannoma tumor in a 68-year-old patient with tarsal tunnel syndrome. A schwannoma, also commonly called neurilemoma, is the most common tumor arising from the peripheral nerve sheath

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