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Leadership looks different at
different stages of your career
as a podiatrist. In the
beginning as students and
residents, we have an acute
we have a lot to
learn about the
path that is set
before us — that is
Once we have
begun our career
as a podiatrist,
our focus shifts
and creating a
life balance becomes
It took millions of years for humans to evolve the perfect foot. Running in tennis shoes may be changing ours permanently.
Somewhere, in a patch of desert in Tanzania, lie humanity’s oldest footprints. The Laetoli footprints have survived the test of time for four million years, despite the still-active Sadiman volcano in the distance.
The research continues to pour in but there are still those who refuse to accept the change in the understanding of hallux abducto valgus (HAV) pathomechanics. The arguments against HAV as a three-dimensional deformity with a frontal plane component are hyperbole at this point.
Lower Extremity Review
Stress fractures of the foot result from repetitive microtraumas and chronic submaximal loading of tissues. Among football players, the most common are the Jones fracture, a break in the fifth metatarsal between the base and the middle, and the Lisfranc fracture, a fracture or dislocation within the Lisfranc joint complex, which stabilizes the midfoot and is critical for walking.
Lynn Homisak PRT writes:
I would venture to say there are a number of us who have occasionally struggled when it comes to solving a problem and finding the right answers is not always easy. Neither is worrying about it or ignoring it. In fact, it’s true that running away from a problem essentially increases the distance from a solution. The surest way to escape from a problem is to solve it. The question becomes: How do we do that?
Due to inconclusive evidence on the effects of foot orthoses treatment on lower limb kinematics and kinetics in children, studies are needed that particularly evaluate the long-term use of foot orthoses on lower limb alignment during walking. Thus, the main objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of long-term treatment with arch support foot orthoses versus a sham condition on lower extremity kinematics and kinetics during walking in children with flexible flat feet.
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Chronic osteomyelitis necessities appropriate infected bone and soft tissue excision. The authors describe the Silo surgical technique for the treatment of calcaneal osteomyelitis using a new antibiotic-loaded absorbable calcium sulphate/hydroxyapatite biocomposite.
An ACFAOM Certified Clinical Podiatric Medical Assistant (CCPMA) can perform routine nail care, pre-treatment foot exams, collect client health information correctly, set up a sterile field and much more. Click here for additional information about the CCPMA qualification and its potential value for your practice.
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