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Why podiatrists should know medicine

April 12, 2016

Should all podiatrists know medicine? In reality, the answer to this question is a simple “yes.” The reason it’s so simple is that it is in our best interests as physicians and also incredibly helpful to our patients

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Plantar plate repair, coding sequela and other topics

April 5, 2016

There is no specific CPT or ICD-10 code for a plantar plate tear. If the procedure you perform was designed to repair the position and instability of the toe with repair of the metatarsal-phalangeal joint capsule/ligament (one would presume that is why you are there), then CPT 28313 (reconstruction, angular deformity of toe, soft tissue procedures only) is appropriate.

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Charcot foot operations help diabetes patients walk normally again

April 5, 2016

A growing number of diabetics are being diagnosed with a debilitating foot deformity called Charcot foot. Charcot foot often confines patients to wheelchairs, and in severe cases can require amputation.

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A Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma in a Diabetic Foot: Case Report

April 5, 2016

A 72-year-old male was referred to our hospital for a plantar ulceration that had occurred many years earlier. The lesion, with exuberant granulation and large areas of necrosis and fibrin, had long been treated by plastic surgeons with no positive evolution

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Entrapment of the Superficial Peroneal Nerve Following a Distal Fibula Fracture

April 4, 2016

Although peripheral nerve injury may result from fractures involving the long bones, bony entrapment of peripheral nerves is infrequently encountered. This report demonstrates a rare case of superficial peroneal nerve entrapment between 2 fracture ends of the distal fibula following a closed ankle fracture resulting from a supination-external rotation mechanism. Levels of Evidence: Therapeutic, Level IV: Case report

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Contrast Therapy and Heat Therapy in Subacute Stage of Grade I and II Lateral Ankle Sprains

April 1, 2016

Objective . This study was conducted to determine the most effective thermal modality; heat or contrast therapy—in reducing pain, reducing swelling, and increasing range of movement (ROM) of the grade I and II lateral ankle sprain in the prechronic stage of the subacute phase. Design

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