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Anticoagulation therapy and foot surgery – how do you safely discontinue anticoagulation treatment?

How risky is it to stop Coumadin prior to elective foot surgery?erythrocytes

Anticoagulation therapy is used for a number of conditions including atrial fibrillation, history of deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and vascular implants and in cases of clotting disorders that result in thrombocytosis (elevated platel...

What is a stress riser?

How do stress risers affect bone healing and fractures?Stress risers

The image to the right is one of those moments where my wife just shakes her head.  We were driving through northern New Mexico when I pulled over to the side of the road and got out of the car - in the middle of nowhere.  And I took a picture...

Talar neck fractures

Why are talar neck fractures so prone to avascular necrosis?Talar fracture patterns

Sometimes a simple x-ray can say it all.  With all of the advanced testing that we have today, a simple x-ray can speak volumes.  You aren’t always able to capture the subtleties of bones and joints with each and every x-ray.  But every s...

The cure for plantar faciitis!

How do you cure plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis banding

How six little hair bands can fix your feet.  We call it banding.

I’ve seen thousands of patients who suffer from plantar fasciitis, and there's one thing for sure, they all suffer from the same problem; equines.  Equinus is a medical condition that describes ti...

5th Metatarsal Fractures – Conservative vs. Surgical Care

When is surgery indicated in 5th metatarsal fractures?

It's been a busy week for metatarsal fractures.  I’ve seen three 5th metatarsal fractures this week. One was a fracture that required open reduction with internal fixation (surgery). One was treated with conservative care. The third case was...