Congratulations Dr. Shirley Visser!

Shirley Visser, DPMMid-West Podiatry & Associates would like to congratulate Dr. Shirley C. Visser,D.P.M. on becoming Board Certified with the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. The certification for podiatrists is a long and difficult process requiring completion of a Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.) from a school accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME), completion of a residency program (also accredited by the CPME), passing a rigorous exam to reach Board Qualified status, and building an extensive case history over the course of several years to submit for review before taking the final examination. We congratulate Dr. Shirley C. Visser, D.P.M. on this tremendous achievement.

To read a more detailed description of the process of becoming Board Certified, see the following article
http://www.footdoc.ca/www.FootDoc.ca/Website%20Board%20Certification.htm

Managing A Problematic Intramedullary Screw In A Patient With A Jones Fracture

H. John Visser, DPM has recently published an article along with third-year surgical resident, Shawar Malik, DPM. It is entitled Managing A Problematic Intramedullary Screw In A Patient With A Jones Fracture.”

“Fifth metatarsal base fractures are the most common metatarsal fractures of the foot… When surgical intervention of a fifth metatarsal base fracture is required, authors have described numerous techniques including the use of intramedullary screw fixation, tension band wiring, plating and crossed Kirschner wires.3,5-8 A concern with utilizing the intramedullary screw technique is the presence of painful hardware once the individual has resumed full activity…”

In the full article, these doctors describe a cortical window technique for extracting a failed intramedullary screw.

To read the full article, click here.

Podiatry Today Article

Our very own, Dr. H. John Visser recently published an article in “Podiatry Today” with one of his third-year surgical residents, Khawar Malik, DPM.

In the article, the doctors present an alternative approach to a revisional subtalar joint arthrodesis in a 50-year-old patient with several comorbidities and previous surgical complications.

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