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A New Surgical Method for Bunion Correction?

In Podiatry Today, Volume 27, Issue 9, September 2014, there is an article describing a “minimal incision” approach to bunion (hallux valgus) surgery by authors Norman A. Siddiqui, DPM and Guido LaPorta, DPM.  The authors recognize that while this is not new in the United States, it is not a common form of bunion correction […]

  • Posted on: Nov 3 2014
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The New York Times asks “Is Surgery the only Treatment for Bunions”

The New York Times, September 2, 2014, Science Times, page D4, reports on bunions and poses the question “Is surgery the only treatment for bunions?”  The brief article reminds us that bunions are caused by a number of factors including genetic (which makes the feet more susceptible to bunion formation due to their formation and […]

  • Posted on: Sep 5 2014
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Diabetic Burns are Preventable

In The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Volume 53, Number 4, (www.JFAS.org) there is an article titled “Diabetic Foot Burns: A Case Series” submitted by Drs. Nerone, Springer and Atway, podiatrists from the Department of Orthopedics at the Ohio State University Medical Center.  Diabetic patients can have loss of feeling called neuropathy and have […]

  • Posted on: Aug 6 2014
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A New Study on the Definition of Bunion Deformity

In the March/April 2014 edition of The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Volume 53, Number 2, (www.JFAS.org), several podiatrists in Iowa published an articled called “Clarification of the Anatomic Definition of the Bunion Deformity.”  Most patients encounter only the word “bunion” when they see their podiatrist.  Most think that bunion is a bony bump […]

  • Posted on: Jun 25 2014
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Running Barefoot or Not? – Podiatry Today News

An interesting article in Podiatry Today  (Vol. 27, Issue 6 – June 2014) (see “http://www.podiatrytoday.com/emerging-evidence-footstrike-patterns-running”) tells us that many claims made by advocates for running barefoot are not supported by scientific studies.  

  • Posted on: Jun 16 2014
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“Please March in Place” – More Podiatry News for June 2014

You might have wondered why your podiatrist has you stand barefoot and walk back and forth or even march in place.  One reason is that she is looking to measure certain relationships in how your feet are positioned in relation to each other.  And how you stand while having a foot x-ray taken is also […]

  • Posted on: Jun 12 2014
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May/June 2014 News in Podiatry

In the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery (www.JFAS.org), Volume 53, Number 3,  May/June 2014, in an article titled “Incidence of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome after Foot and Ankle Surgery,” researchers from  Scotland reported that from a limited study there was a higher incidence CRPS in those patients having foot surgery who are middle-aged females […]

  • Posted on: Jun 3 2014
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