Volume 24 - Issue 10 - October 2011

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Transitioning From A Solo Practice To A Group Practice

Steven Peltz, CHBC | 7408 reads | 0 comments

A group podiatry practice can offer numerous financial benefits but stepping away from a solo practice can be a very difficult decision. By providing an example of a solo DPM that he worked with in weighing this decision, this practice management consultant illustrates some of the key issues and considerations for solo practitioners looking to join a group practice.

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Emerging Insights With The Ankle Implant Arthroplasty

Robert W. Mendicino, DPM, FACFAS, Alan R. Catanzariti, DPM, FACFAS, and Kyle S. Peterson, DPM | 14999 reads | 0 comments

Can the total ankle replacement (TAR) provide a viable alternative to ankle arthrodesis? In addition to reviewing the FDA approved TARs in the United States, advances in device design and the current literature, these authors emphasize proper patient selection, sound pre-op planning and other insights from their experience in performing total ankle arthroplasty procedures.

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Current Concepts In Treating Puncture Wounds

Desmond Bell, DPM, CWS, and David Swain, DPM | 31205 reads | 0 comments

Although puncture wounds can initially be little more than an annoyance to patients, some wounds in certain populations can evolve into limb- and/or life-threatening complications. Accordingly, these authors review possible etiologies, discuss keys to diagnosis and treatment, and provide intriguing case studies.

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Keys To Treating Tarsal Coalitions

Michael S. Downey, DPM, FACFAS | 39980 reads | 0 comments

Offering insights from the literature as well as clinical experience, this author discusses conservative modalities, reviews important considerations for choosing an optimal surgical procedure and shares pearls on resection and arthrodesis options.

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Hypermobile Flatfoot And Pediatric Obesity: What You Should Know

Ron Raducanu, DPM, FACFAS | 9556 reads | 0 comments

Given the increasing prevalence of childhood obesity, this author examines the emerging connection with pediatric flatfoot via a thorough review of the current research and discusses the need for further research to support treatment of flatfoot in this population.

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Selling Your Practice: What You Should Know

David N. Helfman, DPM, FACFAS | 12142 reads | 0 comments

Getting a good selling price for your podiatry practice is a complex endeavor and can be particularly challenging in these unstable economic times. This author reviews seven elements that can help physicians attain maximum value for the practice and also offers insights on the valuation process.

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