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Executive Editor/VP-Special Projects:
Jeff Hall
Associate Editor
Jennifer Spector, DPM
Circulation and Subscriptions
Bonnie Shannon

Editorial Correspondence

Jeff Hall, Executive Editor/VP-Special Projects, Podiatry Today
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Email: jhall@hmpglobal.com

April 2008

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Volume 21 Issue 4
Brian Fullem, DPM
Occasionally, a podiatrist may encounter an athletic patient who does not improve with traditional treatment. We tend to focus on the injured area and may overlook weakness of the core muscles, which may contribute to foot or leg pain. The core…
Leon R. Brill, DPM, FACFAS, CWS
Please click here for the full Continuing Medical Education article: http://www.naccme.com/program/n-208/ There is a variety of debridement options ranging from sharp debridement and mechanical debridement to enzymatic debridement. In recent years…
Robi Garthwait, Contributing Editor
For even the most experienced practitioners, it can be difficult to find the best orthotic solution to help address abnormal foot function. A gait analysis system is often necessary to accurately assess an individual’s need for orthotic therapy. The…
Filling Bone Voids Like A Pro A new implant not only fills bone voids but also preserves mobility. Profil™ is a resorbable implant that consists of 100 percent beta-tricalcium phosphate (TCP), according to the manufacturer BioPro. The company says…
Camille P. Ryans
With the recent explosion of the dual degree concept, one must ponder both the advantages and disadvantages of obtaining such titles. I am opposed to the concept of the dual MD/DPM degree. The field of podiatry is unique in that it offers the…
Robi Garthwait, Contributing Editor
For even the most experienced practitioners, it can be difficult to find the best orthotic solution to help address abnormal foot function. A gait analysis system is often necessary to accurately assess an individual’s need for orthotic therapy. The…
Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor
Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is more effective than advanced moist wound therapy in facilitating the closure of diabetic foot ulcers and reducing secondary amputations. These are the findings of researchers who recently published the…
David N. Helfman, DPM
It is always amazing to me how many physicians do not buy their own real estate in the first couple of years of practice. I have heard physicians say it is too expensive, they just want to rent, they are too busy to look into the area or they do not…
Raymond Abdo, DPM, and Jaret Walker, DPM
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 7 percent of the population in the United States has diabetes mellitus. Approximately 30 percent of patients with diabetes over the age of 40 have some kind of impaired…
Joel Morse, DPM
A 43-year-old African-American male presents to the office with an irritated fourth toe with no known trauma to the toe. There is a horny projection of skin coming from the posterior nail fold with a nail-like structure at the tip. It has been…
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