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  • November 2012 | Volume 25 - Issue 11
    Barbara Aung, DPM
    24,644 reads | 0 comments | 10/25/12
    As the deadline to convert to ICD-10-CM codes approaches, don’t get caught unprepared for the transition. This author delineates important differences between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes, and offers pointers on what you need to know to update your coding in order to receive full reimbursement in the future. ... continue reading
    Tim Dutra, DPM
    17,196 reads | 0 comments | 10/25/12
    Heel pain, especially in the athlete, can have a wide range of potential etiologies. This author discusses pearls for getting to the root of plantar and posterior heel pain, and reviews appropriate conservative and surgical treatment options. ... continue reading
    Patrick DeHeer, DPM, FACFAS, and Kellie Higgins, DPM
    20,868 reads | 0 comments | 10/24/12
    Given the common presentation of heel pain, these authors discuss their stepwise approach to treating plantar fasciitis, focusing on pain reduction and controlling biomechanical abnormalities. ... continue reading
    Ryan Fitzgerald, DPM, FACFAS
    28,914 reads | 0 comments | 10/24/12
    A delayed diagnosis of Achilles tendonitis can lead to recalcitrant cases of posterior heel and leg pain. With this in mind, this author discusses common etiologies of this condition and reviews the evidence on a range of conservative therapies. ... continue reading
    David J. Soomekh, DPM
    27,235 reads | 0 comments | 10/24/12
    Platelet rich plasma (PRP) has been in use for decades in various medical disciplines and recently has shown some promise in treating heel pain. This author discusses how PRP fits into his treatment regimen for chronic plantar fasciitis and offers a detailed guide to collecting and injecting PRP. ... continue reading