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This morning during Track 3: Surgical Blitz, several podiatric surgeons will offer 10-minute lectures on a range of procedures. The National Today asked several faculty members to share a pearl from their lectures.
Patrick R. Burns, DPM—The Cotton Osteotomy The Cotton osteotomy is a quick, straightforward technique to help improve outcomes when there is need for medial column correction and stability.
Dock Dockery, DPM—Revisional Scar Techniques If a traumatic or surgical scar is causing a patient problems, whether because of pain or sensitivity, loss of function, or being very unsightly, there are many medical and surgical methods to make major improvements.
Keith D. Cook, DPM—Advancements in the Treatment of Calcaneal Fractures The surgical treatment of calcaneal fractures via minimal incision approach with percutaneous fixation or locking nail fixation produces outcomes similar to or better than the lateral extensile approach, with significantly fewer complications.
Christopher R. Hood, DPM—Midfoot Arthritis: Lateral Column Consideration The general recommendation for lateral column arthritis, whether isolated or in combination with medial/middle column arthritis is to avoid fusion. In most instances, especially with complete tarsometatarsal arthritis, the lateral column can be left alone. No lateral column procedure should be performed unless pain is relieved with a diagnostic intra-articular injection performed under fluoroscopy (or ultrasound) to confirm the needle placement.
Priya Parthasarathy, DPM—Achilles Tendon Repairs Even the neglected Achilles tendon rupture can have reproducible, successful surgical outcomes using direct excision with direct repair and a FHL transfer.
Wenjay Sung, DPM—FHL Transfer for Chronic Neglected Achilles Tendon Tears Try all forms of rehab prior to an FHL transfer. Although it’s a relatively straightforward surgery, wound dehiscence is still a problem for a lot of patients. This issue could lead to devastating complications.
Note: Due to a conflict, Andrew B. Peacock, DPM, is not able to participate in the track as indicated in the Final Program. Download the APMA Meetings app for the most up-to-date program information.
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