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Metatarsal Pads – which one is best for my foot pain?

Metatarsal pad firmness – do I need soft or firm?

Metatarsal pads come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. But the characteristic that may be most important for your needs is the relative firmness of the metatarsal pad. Just like a mattress, metatarsal pads come in soft, medium firm and fir...

Cartiva® Implant Failure

What are the criteria for long term success of orthopedic implants and why is the Cartiva® Implant designed for failure?

Compatibility between human tissue (bone, cartilage, ligament, tendon and fascia) and orthopedic implants requires a number of criteria for success.  Rahyussalim, et al, in their...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy - patient examination guidelines for practitioners (part 3)

Part 3 - Treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Objective -

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is the most common complication of both type 1 (T2DM) and type 2 (T2DM) diabetes.  Diabetes causes a number of different neuropathic complications to include sympathetic and parasympathetic autonomic...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy - patient examination guidelines for practitioners (part 2)

Part 2 - Examination guidelines for physicians and midlevel providers

Objectives

In part 1 of this three part blog on the treatment of patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) we discussed the economic impact of diabetic peripheral neuropathy, the pathophysiology of DPN and staging of D...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy - patient examination guidelines for practitioners (part 1)

Part 1 – Background of diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Objectives

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is the most common complication of both type 1 (T1DM) and type 2 (T2DM) diabetes.  Diabetes causes a number of different neuropathic complications to include sympathetic and parasympathetic autonomic ...