Panelists: Larry Huppin, DPM, Gene Mirkin, DPM, and Robert D. Phillips, DPM
Ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) can be beneficial for a number of lower extremity conditions. These expert panelists discuss when to use a custom-hinged AFO or a custom-gauntlet AFO. They also debate whether podiatrists would benefit from utilizing pedorthists in their practice for possible assistance with AFO prescriptions.
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By A. Douglas Spitalny, DPM, FACFAS
Choosing an ankle brace is often like choosing a car: The options have become limitless. As with picking cars, dealing with athletes’ finicky behavior often makes choosing a brace just as difficult.
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By Sean Grambart, DPM, FACFAS
Given the common nature of fractures to the proximal region of the fifth metatarsal in athletes as well as non-athletes, this author discusses emerging insights on diagnostic classifications, screw fixation, chronic fracture treatment and post-op recovery.
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