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By Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS, Managing Editor

How might the unique characteristics of rheumatoid arthritis affect outcomes after total ankle replacement (TAR)? 

A recent study online in Foot and Ankle International compared several outcome measures over three years in 45…

By Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS, Senior Editor

Is it possible for surgeons to identify patients most at risk for amputation or mortality after Charcot reconstruction? 

In a retrospective observational study recently published in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, researchers…

By Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS, Senior Editor

Although a viable plantar flap is a mainstay of traditional transmetatarsal amputation (TMA), the authors of a new study suggest that a TMA without a plantar flap could be an alternative to below-knee amputation. 

By Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS, Senior Editor

In a recent study published in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery (JFAS), researchers found that 72.9 percent of patients with end-stage ankle arthritis have concomitant hallux rigidus. 

By Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS, Associate Editor

Could daily remote monitoring of patient foot temperatures mitigate the risk of diabetic foot ulcers and reduce overall utilization of health-care resources? 

By Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS, Associate Editor

The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) recently published a clinical consensus statement on the diagnosis and treatment of ankle arthritis in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. The panel reached consensus on 12 “appropriate”…

By Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS, Associate Editor

In a recently published study in the Annals of Vascular Surgery, researchers found a more than twofold increase in major amputations and the degree of tissue loss for vascular surgery patients after the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 in…

By Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS, Associate Editor

With the school year beginning throughout the United States, multiple studies and reports suggest a rising incidence of the COVID-19 virus in children and note emerging findings about potential transmission of the virus from children. …

By Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS, Associate Editor

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the authors of a new in-press article for the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association aim to demystify information regarding N95 respirators and review key facts regarding proper mask use and reuse…

By Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS, Associate Editor

In a recent study involving over 1,300 patients with diabetes and COVID-19 at 53 hospitals in France, researchers found that 29 percent of the patients needed intubation for assisted mechanical ventilation and/or died within seven days of…

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