By Bob Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS
Proper preoperative planning and standardized surgical procedures can foster improved outcomes in hammertoe repair. This author offers a closer look at examination essentials, imaging modalities, the importance of the plantar plate and recent advances in hammertoe implants.
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By Naohiro Shibuya, DPM, MS, FACFAS, and Britton S. Plemmons, DPM
Comparing open versus minimally invasive procedures, these authors discuss whether reconstructing a non-compensating metatarsus adductus deformity is appropriate in a 52-year-old patient with a history of neuropathic ulcerations.
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By David Levine, DPM, CPed
Mindful of the evolution of orthotic therapy, this author provides guidance for fabricating effective orthoses, emphasizing sound casting principles and knowledge of orthotic materials.
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