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.
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.