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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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Killer heels could lead to osteoarthritis in knees, warn scientists

January 20, 2015

Most women would agree that tottering along in a pair of killer heels can result in sore feet, painful ankles and a bad back. But a new study suggests that wearing high-heels of at least three-and-a-half inches also prematurely ages knee joints and could lead to osteoarthritis.

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Running without pain? Yes, it really is possible.

January 20, 2015

For most beginners, feeling the unfamiliar tightness of your lungs or the newly felt aches in your legs isn’t the most desirable feeling in the world. However, running does not have to be a painful process and it should not be one either. With the proper gear, technique and training, running can become an incredibly invigorating experience.

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Podiatrist becomes first in US to use portable scanning device

January 6, 2015

During the fall, when podiatrist Dr. Hugh Protzel was in the market for a new ultrasound unit, he began researching options and one portable unit caught his eye. Made by General Electric, the device, called Vscan, is pocket-size and fits easily in the palm of a hand

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Point-Counterpoint: Osteomyelitis: Can It Be Treated With Antibiotic Therapy Alone?

December 30, 2014

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 1 – January 2015 Author(s):  James McGuire, DPM, PT, CPed, FAPWHc, and Andrew J. Meyr, DPM, FACFAS Yes

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Current Concepts In Pantalar Arthrodesis

December 30, 2014

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 1 – January 2015 Author(s):  Ryan J. Donegan, DPM, MS, and Peter A. Blume, DPM, FACFAS Pantalar arthrodesis can be an effective limb salvage option for pathologies ranging from Charcot arthropathy to end-stage posterior tibial tendon dysfunction.

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Treating Overuse Injuries In Adolescent Athletes

December 30, 2014

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 1 – January 2015 Author(s):  Eric Feit, DPM, FACFAS, Alona Kashanian, DPM, and Jonah Feit With the increasing participation of children in sports, clinicians are seeing more overuse injuries in this population. Using data from their experience, these authors review the treatment of overuse injuries such as Sever’s disease, navicular epiphysitis and secondary injuries with a focus on growth plate development. Section:  Feature Topics:  Sports Medicine

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Exploring A New Surgical Approach To Address Achilles Calcification

December 30, 2014

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 1 – January 2015 Author(s):  John Mozena, DPM, FACFAS, and Paul Clint Jones, DPM Posterior heel pain is a common complaint of the podiatric patient.

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Can A Hybrid Imaging Technology Be Beneficial In Diagnosing And Monitoring Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis?

December 30, 2014

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 1 – January 2015 Author(s):  Javier La Fontaine, DPM The global prevalence of diabetes mellitus is rising with a global estimate of 366 million people diagnosed with the disease in 2011 and expert predictions that 552 million individuals will be diagnosed with diabetes worldwide by 2030. 1 Section:  Diabetes Watch

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Women, blacks at greater risk for bunions

December 9, 2014

A large cohort study has confirmed several risk factors associated with hallux valgus: female sex, African-American race, older age, pes planus and knee/hip osteoarthritis (OA). The study, published online in Arthritis Care and Research found the highest prevalence of hallux valgus in African-American women: 70 percent.

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