ACFAS Pacific Region Complications Seminar

Dr. Hoy attended the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Pacific Region Complications Seminar held at Swedish Medical Center Cherry Hill Campus on Saturday, November 3, 2018, a continuing education program of the Western University of Health Sciences.  Resident physicians from throughout the States of Washington and Oregon presented regarding complications of foot and … Read more

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)

What Is ESWT? Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a noninvasive procedure that uses sound waves to stimulate healing in some physical disorders, including plantar fasciitis. “Extracorporeal” means “outside of the body” and refers to the way the therapy is applied. Because there is no incision, ESWT offers two main advantages over traditional surgical methods: … Read more

American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Meeting Days 3 and 4

On the third and fourth days of the conference, speakers lectured on the following topics: Tendinopathy, including treatments involving platelet rich plasma, extracorporeal shock wave therapy Spiraldynamic: a new rehabilitation technique Ankle Joint Osteochondral Defects Foot Orthoses for Foot and Knee Pain Rebuilding the Foot Improving Bone Health Physical Therapy Shoe Technology Nutrition

American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Meeting Day 2

Excellent speakers and teachers today, including the team surgeon for the Green Bay Packers, distinguished faculty from Italy, United Kingdom and Germany, and Olympic Swimmer Gary Hall, Jr..  Dr. Hoy learned about the following topics: Plantar Fascia Rupture Jone’s Fracture Lisfranc’s Joint Injury Achilles Tendon Rupture Navicular Stress Fracture Ankle Equinus Bunion Surgery in the … Read more

Foot and Ankle Referral Guidelines

Evaluate the patient’s foot pain.  Is there any: History of trauma? Chronic or acute pain? Obvious swelling or deformity? Appropriate range of motion? Point tenderness? Neuropathy or peripheral vascular disease? Urgent Referrals–refer to our office: Displaced or rotated foot fractures Lacerations with tendon, nerve or bony injury Diabetic wounds Sub-acute infections such as paronychia, ulcerations … Read more

Recent Milestones in Podiatry

South Carolina.  On May 17, 2018, South Carolina signed into law H 3622, an updated podiatry scope-of-practice act to allow doctors of podiatric medicine to medically and surgically treat the ankle, and gain greater amputation privileges as well. The podiatry scope-of-practice statute was last updated in 1976.  This scope of practice victory was achieved through extensive grass … Read more