No profession should stand still and podiatry has rocketed over 50 years to take up the position of primary foot health advisor. More work needs to be done and this is discussed in camera in this article.
It might be confusing because the skin looks odd but the sub ungual exostosis is the underlying cause.
Setting up a surgery service when the profession was not recognised for its role in surgery creates a daunting task. The picture shows a podiatric surgeon in 2017 fill enable to practice foot surgery in a hospital theatre with full anaesthetic and nursing support. This did not come overnight.
Dance with me podiatry stories The dance with me podiatry stories comes at a time when I have been interviewing podiatrists about why they came into podiatry. It has been exciting listening and talking to many colleagues but today two young women provided a small...
Networks are important is you want to progress. In this article Dr Tim Kilmartin, a British Podiatrist explored the problems associated with toe deformities establishing a strong career in reasearch.
Chronicity and the lateral ankle sprain comes not as a surgical article, neither one about fractures of the ankle which form part of acute trauma. The subject is limited to the lateral ankle sprain and tears. Medial ankle sprains do arise but are generally rarer when compared to the other side of the ankle. When it comes to the anatomy involved, bone, joints, or soft tissue, the chronicity and lateral ankle sprain problems will vary.
During my 40 year career patients consulted me at various ages, and over various time frames since injury to the ankle. This has always provided me with various ideas on what their problem was. It seemed, back then, that the so-called common ankle sprain was the most under-treated injury known to mankind.
One might wonder where podiatric surgery came from. In this article Ralph Graham, a former chair of both the Podiatry Association and College of Podiatry relates his story which contributed to history of podiatric surgery in the making
Giving advice on line as a podiatrist is not something we have ever covered before. Clearly since March 2020, a viral infection, Lockdown and Tiers, we have had to adjust our clinical attitudes. Web based consultations are very much in their ascendancy. By on-line I mean e-mail communication only not to be confused with telemedicine.
I look at information one might expect, visual material to help guide the clinician and the advice. The following information was fully consented and provides as an example.
Dissections of human bodies were taken from various places and used for teaching from which sketches were taken. How accurate were these drawings and after 2 centuries could changes reflect reduction of size of the medial ankle ligament?