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Emerging Indications For NPWT

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:24
Issue Number: Volume 30 - Issue 7 - July 2017Author(s): Kevin Ragothaman, DPM, Tammer Elmarsafi, DPM, MBBCh, and Paul J. Kim, DPM, FACFAS

Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is an established adjunctive treatment for chronic wounds with a robust body of support in the literature. These authors discuss emerging indications for NPWT, including the use of negative pressure with instillation, over closed incisions and in possibly enhancing the efficacy of split thickness skin grafts.

Section: Feature

Key Insights On The Percutaneous Calcaneal Displacement Osteotomy

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:22
Issue Number: Volume 30 - Issue 7 - July 2017Author(s): Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS, Zach Flynn, DPM, and Adam Grahn, DPM

In contrast to a lateral open osteotomy, the percutaneous calcaneal displacement osteotomy facilitates less soft tissue and neurovascular compromise, a reduced risk of post-op wound complications and improved cosmesis. With this in mind, these authors take a closer look at the literature on the technique and offer a practical guide to performing the osteotomy.

Section: Feature

Why Frontal Plane Correction Is A Vital Component Of Bunion Surgery

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:20
Issue Number: Volume 30 - Issue 7 - July 2017Author(s): Paul Dayton, DPM, MS, FACFAS, Andrea Cifaldi, BS, and Rachel Egdorf, BS

Section: Surgical Pearls

What A Recent Study Gets Right And Wrong About Root Biomechanics

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 11:33
Issue Number: Volume 30 - Issue 6 - June 2017Author(s): Kevin A. Kirby, DPM

This author takes a critical look at recent kinematics research, which questions established tenets of Root biomechanics. 

Section: Online Exclusive

A Closer Look At The Medial Double Fusion And Extending The Medial Column

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 11:20
Issue Number: Volume 30 - Issue 6 - June 2017Author(s): Bradly Bussewitz, DPM, FACFAS

Noting the medial double fusion can be a viable treatment for patients with severe valgus, this author explores using the procedure in a 62-year-old patient with bilateral flexible flatfoot.

Arthrodesis of the subtalar joint and talonavicular joint has gained recent popularity as an alternative to the triple arthrodesis.1,2

Section: Online Exclusive

Exploring Carbon Fiber Fixation In The Lower Extremity

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 11:12
Issue Number: Volume 30 - Issue 6 - June 2017Author(s): Michael B. Canales, DPM, FACFAS, Ashley M. Mandela, DPM, Joshua Fisher, DPM, Bradley Benson, DPM, and Gurneet Khangura, DPM

These authors discuss the versatility and unique properties of carbon fiber for fixation in various types of foot and ankle surgery.

Section: Online Exclusive

Observations And Realizations From A Recent Conference

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:19
Issue Number: Volume 30 - Issue 6 - June 2017Author(s): George Wallace, DPM

I’m writing this reflection at 35,000 feet, winging my way cross-country after attending an excellent clinical conference. For the sake of not being too specific, let’s just say it was sponsored by an academic health science center. There were 90 of us, mostly local physicians and residents, at the conference.

Section: Forum

New Products June 2017

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 14:34
Issue Number: Volume 30 - Issue 6 - June 2017Author(s): 

A More Comfortable Voyage

Several components in a new orthotic make for a more comfortable walking experience for patients.

The Voyager topcover consists of SmartTech, which provides thermal comfort, cools feet and controls odor, according to the manufacturer Footmaxx. The company says the insole’s Poron XRD in the rearfoot protects the heel and absorbs impact.

Section: New Products

Keys To Maintaining Your Practice’s Website

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 13:37
Issue Number: Volume 30 - Issue 6 - June 2017Author(s): Andrew Schneider, DPM

It is 2017 and by now every podiatric physician and surgeon should have a website. There are no exceptions or excuses. If you do not yet have a website for your practice, stop reading immediately, call one of the reputable web companies in the field and solve that practice marketing problem right now.

Section: Practice Builders

Pertinent Principles In Managing Pediatric Sports Injuries

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:49
Issue Number: Volume 30 - Issue 6 - June 2017Author(s): Tim Dutra, DPM, MS, MHCA

Treating children can be a fun, challenging and very important part of your practice. Many factors, including psychosocial, physical and emotional differences, come into play when treating pediatric patients. Most of us can identify with the differences as we have experienced them ourselves as young patients.

Section: Sports Medicine

Current Concepts In Clubfoot Treatment

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:44
Issue Number: Volume 30 - Issue 6 - June 2017Author(s): Edwin Harris, DPM, FACFAS

Given the challenges of treating talipes equinovarus, this author offers a closer look at the evolution of the Ponseti method, keys to successful treatment, pertinent factors that contribute to adverse results and proactive steps to reduce complication risk.

Section: Feature

Preventing And Treating Tennis Injuries Of The Lower Extremity

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 16:29
Issue Number: Volume 30 - Issue 6 - June 2017Author(s): Eric M. Feit, DPM, FACFAS, Alona Kashanian, DPM, and Jonah Feit

Given the increasing popularity of tennis, more and more players will present with injuries to the heel, Achilles and ankle. These authors offer expertise on the mechanics of injury as well as exercises you can recommend to players for their rehabilitation to get back on the court.

Section: Feature

Keys To Treating Nail And Digital Trauma

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 15:49
Issue Number: Volume 30 - Issue 6 - June 2017Author(s): Keith D. Cook, DPM, FACFAS, and Brandon Tucker, DPM

Trauma to the nails and toes can result from various injuries and accidents with complications ranging from onycholysis to amputation. Accordingly, these authors offer pearls on short- and long-term treatment of lower extremity trauma injuries.

Section: Feature