Guest Clinical Editor: Robert Eckles, DPM

In a continuing discussion of pediatric orthotics, these expert panelists delve into casting children for orthoses, the use of ankle foot orthotics (AFOs) and when to replace or discontinue orthotic devices.

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By Doug Richie Jr., DPM, FACFAS

For all patients with pronated feet (a deformity that ultimately pronates the first metatarsal), it makes no sense to fuse the first tarsometatarsal joint while rotating the first metatarsal into supination — a direction entirely divergent to the natural axis of motion of the first ray of the human foot.

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By Brian McCurdy, Managing Editor

A new study in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery concludes that fixation with dual crossed screws can lead to successful arthrodesis for the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ).

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Exploring Carbon Fiber Fixation In The Lower Extremity

By Michael B. Canales, DPM, FACFAS, Ashley M. Mandela, DPM, Joshua Fisher, DPM, Bradley Benson, DPM, and Gurneet Khangura, DPM
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