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By James Ratcliff, DPM, FACFAS, FAAPSM and Erika Schwartz, DPM, FACFAS

PRP. Sharing insights from the research as well as clinical experience, this author says the one-time treatment and regenerative potential make platelet-rich plasma a more practical option for treating plantar fasciitis in

By Sonia Mvuemba, DPM, MSHS, Bridget M. Metzo, DPM, MS and Keith Cook, DPM, FACFAS

Common complications with midfoot fusions range from infection and nonunion to compensatory joint arthrosis and peripheral nerve issues. Sharing insights from their experience as well as the literature, these authors discuss keys to prevention…

By Devon Consul, DPM, AACFAS, Mitchell J. Thompson, DPM, AACFAS and Mark A. Prissel, DPM, FACFAS

After a brief overview on the evolution of hardware and techniques for total ankle replacement devices, these authors discuss essential factors such as patient activity demands, fixation, vascular status and ankle malalignment in determining…

By Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS, Senior Editor

Regardless of one’s practice setting or region, revolutionary changes have taken place in health care in an attempt to prevent, contain and treat the novel coronavirus. With this in mind, this author talks with DPMs throughout the country…

By Robert G. Smith, DPM, MSc, RPh, CPed, CPRS

Can a podiatrist rely on the evidence and his or her clinical experience when deciding to incorporate off-label use of a drug or device in a treatment plan? With this question in mind, this author delves into legal aspects, ethical considerations…

By Howard Osterman, DPM, FAAPSM

Reviewing pertinent aspects of choosing an appropriate basketball shoe for athletes of varying ages and play levels, this author discusses key shoe features, playing surfaces and injury ramifications.

By John Miller, DPM, Christopher Kennedy, DPM and Ali Rahnama, DPM, AACFAS

Early detection and intervention are critical to maximizing outcomes for patients with Charcot neuroarthropathy. With this in mind, these authors outline key nuances in laboratory evaluation, clinical examination and radiographic parameters for…

By J.P. McAleer, DPM, FACFAS, H. John Visser, DPM, FACFAS, Blake T. Savage, DPM and Kiera Benge-Shea, DPM

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By Kazu Suzuki, DPM, and Tiffany M. Chin, DPM

Emphasizing a comprehensive approach to diabetic foot ulcer healing, these authors contend that in some cases, careful consideration of amputation at the appropriate level may lead to less complications than less definitive approaches. 

By Jon A. Hultman, DPM, MBA, CVA

What is your exit strategy from practice? Recognizing the hurdles and challenges with retiring from private practice, this author shares pertinent pearls on practice valuation, liquidation, hiring an associate, mergers and private equity…

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