Pertinent Insights On Proximal Bunionectomies

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Author(s): 
Amber M. Shane, DPM, FACFAS, Christopher L. Reeves, DPM, FACFAS, Paul B. Thurston, DPM, and Garrett M. Wobst, DPM

   Dr. Reeves is an Attending Physician with the Florida Hospital East Orlando Residency Training Program. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.

   Dr. Shane is an Attending Physician with the Florida Hospital East Orlando Residency Training Program. She is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.

   Dr. Thurston is a second-year resident at Florida Hospital in Orlando.

   Dr. Wobst is a second-year resident at Florida Hospital in Orlando.

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