Stephen L. Barrett, D.P.M. books S1 Ep 6 and 7

Show Notes

Dr. Stephen Barrett  01:08  Is it an elephant? Or is it a mouse?

Dr. Stephen Barrett  03:10 Anatomical delineations (Zones) of the plantar fascia for diagnostic sonography.

The normative study to determine dimensions of the plantar fascia with ultrasound imaging. LINK (page 221).

Discussion of the different zones of the plantar fascia and their normatives.

Dr. DuCasse and Dr. Barrett  09:13 How does a zone “C” abnormality subordinate the other findings?

Dr. DuCasse  12:23 Evaluation of other soft tissues in the heel with sonography.

Dr. Barrett  12:31 Fat pad, anisotropy, hyper or hypoechoic? Initial clinical experience with PRP, Amniotic fluid, and BPC-157.

Dr. DuCasse  17:47 The heel pain questionnaire. LINK (p. 218)

Dr. Barrett  18:13 Nuances of the MEHPS questionnaire.

Dr. Barrett  19:52 What does staging and grading really do? Baxter’s nerve?

Dr. Barrett  20:18 Nonsensical nomenclature.  “Baxter’s Nerve” It was Roegholt in 1940 LINK

Dr. DuCasse  21:37 The Chicken or the Egg? Multiple etiology heel pain.

Dr. Barrett  22:09 The debate in Chicago.  Biomechanical sequelae of EPF. Li and Muehlman study LINK

Dr. Barrett  27:27 Less morbidity with EPF

Dr. Barrett  31:21 The pristine plantar fascia—now what? Can heel pain be the 1st marker of type II DM?

Dr. DuCasse and Dr. Barrett  33:25 Symptom treaters.  What about Equinus?

Yeah. How do you How did you figure that out? Yeah. Well,

Dr. DuCasse  34:55 Her experience in residency treating heel pain.

Dr. Barrett  36:26 What is the barrier to entry for implementation of DUS in the podiatric practice?

Dr. DuCasse  36:36 Ultrasound guidance for injection therapy for plantar fasciitis.

Dr. Barrett  38:44 Describes how he implemented DUS in his practice and the learning curve associated with this technology.

Dr. DuCasse  41:59

I mean, even even utilizing the ultrasound in the office. Right, right. Doesn’t cost you anything. But the ultrasound on the patient? No, I mean, maybe a little time. Yeah. And just, you know, a couple pennies worth of gel really, right. But the value that you gained from seeing the actual tissue that you’re treating and improving that patient’s quality of life, even if you’re not billing for it, you’re you’re a better clinician, because you’ve seen what you’re doing

Stephen Barrett  42:25

right. Now, if they said, we’re not paying for ultrasound anymore tomorrow, which insurance companies could do because they do that with other stuff? Or they could do it? They would, it wouldn’t change my utilization of ultrasound whatsoever. Because I, I just think it’s it’s also a really good metric for the patient. Because the patient’s can look at that. And they can look at their other heel. And they know

Dr. DuCasse and Dr. Barrett  42:50 The power of ultrasonography for the practitioner and the patient. Regenerative therapy.

Dr. DuCasse  44:30

no, but I think the point of it is that we could be doing a lot better job at treating a few of these patients a little more than a few of these patients. And if we have the training, and if there are resources out there that can help us to do that we should utilize them, right. If you don’t know you don’t know. Right? Right. Right. But if you do know and you don’t do that’s a different thing, right.

Stephen Barrett  44:53

And the thing too, is that the eyes can’t see what the mind doesn’t know. And once the He’s, once these guys come through these courses, and they know what to look for. Suddenly they’re all there. Yeah, they were never there before. That’s date. They are all there is very, we just went spelunking.