Key Insights On Managing Open Ankle Fractures

Vivek Patel, DPM, and Lawrence Fallat, DPM, FACFAS | 6,708 reads | 0 comments | 08/18/2015

Do We Still Need Distal Procedures For First Metatarsocuneiform Arthrodesis?

Patrick DeHeer DPM FACFAS | 1,294 reads | 0 comments | 10/09/2014

The adage “old habits die hard” applies to surgery as equally as it does to life in general. During our training, we learn concepts that we often follow through our professional careers. When a conceptual change occurs regarding a specific procedure, diagnosis or therapy, it is often difficult to adjust our habits away from the old to the new.

Key Insights On Joint Preparation For Arthrodesis

Patrick DeHeer DPM FACFAS | 2,677 reads | 0 comments | 06/18/2014

I have recently changed my approach to lecturing by trying to present concepts based on literature instead of the traditional approach. This means I have had to write several new lectures over the past few months, which is both good and bad. It has been good because I have had to literally read hundreds of articles for research. It has been bad for the same reason as the time required to do so is enormous.

Stabilizing The Lateral Ankle Via A Brostrom Repair With Suture Tape Augmentation

Nicholas J. Bevilacqua, DPM, FACFAS | 25,824 reads | 0 comments | 04/28/2015


A Post-Meeting Wrap-Up From The Third Annual Foot and Ankle Business Innovations (FABI) Event

Lowell Weil Jr. DPM MBA FACFAS | 925 reads | 0 comments | 02/04/2016

We just finished our Third Annual Foot and Ankle Business Innovations (FABI) Event in Chicago the weekend of January 29-31. It was a resounding success with over 150 attendees from all across the country and even one attendee from Dublin. There were doctors from 20 states who joined us. Thirty-five percent of attendees were at their second or third FABI event, bringing their partners, associates or employees for the weekend event.

Viscosupplementation: Can It Have An Impact For Ankle Arthritis?

Lisa M. Schoene, DPM, ATC, FACFAS | 14,093 reads | 2 comments | 01/27/2015

As a “biologic orthopedic medicine” for knee arthritis, viscosupplementation is showing off-label promise for patients with ankle arthritis. This author examines the research, shares her experience on injection therapy with hyaluronate and how it can relieve pain and restore function.

Assessing The Talectomy For Charcot Ankle Deformity

Patrick A. DeHeer, DPM, Faye-Rose Grebenyuk, DPM, and David Yeager, DPM | 6,793 reads | 0 comments | 02/23/2015

A talectomy with or without tibiocalcaneal arthrodesis may provide a viable option for patients with Charcot neuroarthropathy of the ankle. Accordingly, these authors discuss the indications and timing for talectomy, offer surgical pearls and review results from the literature.

Emerging Insights On Surgical Options For Chronic Ankle Instability

Bob Baravarian, DPM, and Brayton Campbell, DPM | 7,772 reads | 0 comments | 02/23/2015

Lateral ankle sprains are very common injuries that foot and ankle specialists frequently treat. An estimated 2 million ankle sprains occur in the United States each year.1 Lateral ankle sprains are common among recreational and competitive athletes.

A Closer Look At HBOT For Foot And Ankle Indications

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS | 4,754 reads | 0 comments | 12/30/2014

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can be a valuable adjunct treatment for foot and ankle wounds. Our panelists discuss the indications for HBOT, their personal experience with the treatment and keys to patient education on the modality.


What are your main indications for HBOT in the foot and ankle?

Can A Foot And Ankle Surgery Coordinator Improve OR Efficiency?

Dustin Walker, RN, and Christopher Hyer, DPM, FACFAS | 3,208 reads | 0 comments | 12/30/2014

Examining study data, this author highlights the role of a foot and ankle surgery coordinator and the positive impact the position has on efficiency measures in the operating room.