Angiopathy, immunopathy, and neuropathy are the key components responsible for diabetic foot complications. The authors report on the current theories of metabolic and structural causes of diabetic neuropathy.
A fracture to the intermediate cuneiform that was not definitively detected on routine radiographs because of the overlap of the cuneiform was presented. Weightbearing x-rays did not provide additional information. The anatomical location of the fracture was identified only after a computed tomography scan was performed. An incidental finding, bilateral bipartite medial cuneiforms, was also observed on the computed tomography scan, which contributed to the overlap on routine radiographs. The anatomy of the bipartite medial cuneiforms seen on computed tomography was similar to that described by Barlow in 1942. Retrospective comparison to the initial radiographs with the computed tomography scan sections did reveal bipartite medial cuneiforms on these films as well. The podiatric physician should keep bipartition in mind when evaluating x-rays for any osseous pathology, especially fractures.
Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare and destructive inflammatory skin disease. The authors present a report of a patient with a classic case of pyoderma gangrenosum involving the foot. The diagnosis was made on the basis of clinical presentation and progression of the disease after differential diagnoses of common conditions were excluded. A brief overview of the disease process, its treatment, and its correlation with ulcerative colitis is provided.