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Subluxation of metatarsals following partial amputation in cases of diabetic osteomyelitis

Subluxation of metatarsals following partial amputation in cases of diabetic osteomyelitis

Diabetic wounds and the bone infections (osteomyelitis) that can often result from a diabetic wounds are always challenging to treat.  In my years of practice, I’ve found no better teacher than experience in ...

Sometimes foreign bodies aren’t so foreign
Sometimes foreign bodies aren’t so foreign

Foreign bodies, or what are sometimes called retained foreign bodies, range from wood splinters to glass to shard of metal.  The feet are particularly susceptible to puncture wounds and retained foreign bodies.  Toothpicks, splinters of wood from the old wood floor or a sliver of glass from that bro...

I quit smoking and use a vape device.  That’s good, right?  Right?
I quit smoking and use a vape device.  That’s good, right?  Right?

What’s good about a vape device?

Nothing really - let me explain.  As a doctor you find out that conversation is the primary key to making a diagnosis.  In the medical worldman vaping we may call it the history, but I call it good conversation with a focus on the primary reason the patient has come to your o...

Lisfranc dislocation and fracture – appropriate timing of fixation removal
Lisfranc dislocation and fracture – appropriate timing of fixation removal

History of Lisfranc injuries

Jaques Lisfranc de St. Martin was a French physician, pioneering many surgical procedures during the early 19th century.  As a surgeon in the Napoleonic army, Lisfranc worked on the Russian front where he acquired acclaim for his skill in working with foot injuries.  It...

Treatment of dislocated and mal-aligned toes

Conservative care options for toe dislocations and poorly aligned toes

It never ceases to amaze me how many people come into my office with different shapes and sizes of toes. Why do our toes change over time? What are the forces that contribute to these changes? Let’s take a closer look at how we ...