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By Patrick R. Burns, DPM, FACFAS, Ryan McMillen, DPM, FACFAS and Jacob Jones, DPM
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By Bruce Williams, DPM

Given that limb length differences are a common contributing factor in many conditions, this author offers pertinent insights on proper evaluation, diagnosis and treatment.

Limb length difference or discrepancy (LLD), which is also…

By Brian Fullem, DPM, FACFAS

Although plantar fasciitis is an exceedingly common pathology in podiatry offices, there are key findings that may point one toward an alternative diagnosis for heel pain. Accordingly, this author shares his personal treatment algorithm, insights…

By Phillip E. Ward, DPM

A chart compliance program is an essential ethical and legal component of a successful practice. With this in mind, the author outlines the basic principles of such a program and shares essential pearls on documentation, auditing and education…

By Ryan McMillen, DPM, FACFAS and Vincent Vacketta, DPM

Given the complexities of Charcot neuroarthropathy and involvement in the hindfoot and ankle, these authors review appropriate staging, keys to choosing optimal fixation and pertinent pearls in performing tibiotalocalcaneal fusion with…

By Jeffrey E. McAlister, DPM, FACFAS

Bone loss is a challenging aspect of foot and ankle reconstruction, but new developments in grafting technologies are opening doors for improved pathways. Accordingly, the author discusses the promise of emerging options along with indications,…

By Bruce Williams, DPM and Jeff Root
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Yes. Dispelling myths about the differences between casting and scanning, this author also notes that scanning is a cost-effective and time-saving alternative that should inspire providers to rethink their old algor

By Anson K. Chu, DPM, AACFAS and Stephen A. Brigido, DPM, FACFAS

As total ankle replacements (TARs) become more prevalent, it is essential for surgeons to be able to properly assess and address complications. Impingement of the bone or soft tissues can be a significant cause of pain after TAR. With this in…

By Jason Lucas, DPM and Laura Shin, DPM, PhD

Complex diabetic foot ulcers often require multiple treatment interventions to achieve healing. Accordingly, these authors discuss key indications, perioperative considerations and technique pearls for split-thickness skin grafts.

By Gina Painter, DPM, FACFAS, FACPM, FFRCPS, Glasg.

In the midst of the ongoing opioid crisis, this author emphasizes obtaining thorough patient and medication histories, strategies for minimizing opioid use, and maximizing the benefits of non-opioid alternatives.

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