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By Noman Siddiqui, DPM, FACFAS, H. John Visser, DPM, FACFAS, Blake T. Savage, DPM and Raul Aviles, DPM

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Yes. While plating has a role, this author says current evidence, bone healing principles and the potential for earlier weightbearing support retrograde intramedullary nailing in this patient population. 

By Eric A. Fuller, DPM

Have an increasing number of anomalies led to legitimate challenges of classically taught principles of podiatric biomechanics? Suggesting that flaws in long-held tenets in biomechanics and an overreliance on static perceptions of a normal foot…

By Kelly M. Pirozzi, DPM, FACFAS

Noting the complexities and variable outcomes that can occur with surgical repair of peroneal tendon pathology, this author emphasizes appropriate staging and discusses evidence from the literature to outline optimal treatment pathways. 

By John J. Kim, DPM and Stephanie C. Wu, DPM, MSc, FACFAS

With diabetic foot osteomyelitis historically considered a condition warranting surgery, these authors share evidence from the literature that challenges that traditional thinking and note that emerging research may support less aggressive…

By Joseph Vella, DPM

Given that melanoma accounts for the majority of deaths from skin cancer, this author discusses current incidence estimates, key diagnostic indicators, how to differentiate between different melanomas and essential considerations for biopsy.…

By Derek Ley, DPM, AACFAS, Sara Sadeghi, DPM and Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS

Offering insights on underlying pathology, tips on technique and compelling case study examples, these authors say tendon transfer procedures may be beneficial in addressing musculotendinous imbal-ances, salvaging bone and tissue, and preventing…

By Devon Glazer, DPM, FACFAS, Sandra Haider, DPM and Joseph Stuto, DPM, FACFAS

Due to the high rate of complications in patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), it is important to continue to evaluate strategies for complex cases involving posterior heel wounds in this high-risk population. Accordingly, these authors…

By Tracey C. Vlahovic, DPM, FFPM RCPS (Glasg)

Onychomycosis is one of the most frequent pathologies presenting in podiatry practices. However, at times, more subtle differences in the clinical presentation may delay an accurate diagnosis and timely treatment. Accordingly, this author…

By Emlyn Forsung DPM, John A. Cameron, DPM, Derek Ley, DPM and Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS

Offering a closer look at the properties, benefits, challenges and available harvest sites with autogenous bone grafts, these authors review evidence from the literature and share insights from their surgical experience. 

Bone…

By Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS, Associate Editor

Highlighting advances in foot and ankle surgery, wound care and medical technology, the author talks with thought leaders in podiatry about this year’s slate of emerging options to improve outcomes for patients.

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