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Executive Editor/VP-Special Projects:
Jeff Hall
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Jennifer Spector, DPM
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Jeff Hall, Executive Editor/VP-Special Projects, Podiatry Today
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June 2008

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Volume 21 Issue 6
Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor
The membership of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) has agreed with the college’s board of directors that renewing members do not have to maintain membership in the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). In the recent…
By Robi Garthwait, Contributing Editor
For DPMs dealing with the common condition of hyperpronation, the HyProCure™ Sinus Tarsi Implant may be one of the more intriguing treatment options to date. Composed of medical grade titanium, the implant serves as an internal orthotic that…
By Gordon Zernich, CP, BOCPO, Tomas Dowell, CPO, LPO, and Ronald B. Tolchin, DO, FAAPM&R
Sensory neuropathy is the most common form of diabetic neuropathy. Nerve damage results from poorly managed and chronically high levels of blood sugar. In patients who have type 1 diabetes, which usually affects those 25 years and younger, there is…
By Douglas Richie Jr., DPM
What is a good running shoe? How often are you asked this question? It seems that whenever a stranger learns that you are a podiatric physician, the first question he or she asks is about a shoe. Rather than asking how we can prevent foot…
By M. Joel Morse, DPM
A 32-year-old Caucasian female presents to the office with swollen, sore, irritated, itchy toes of both feet and a symmetrical distribution on the tops of the toes. She notes that the redness started four weeks ago. It was on the third toe initially…
By John H. McCord, DPM
I have been a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) for 33 years. I joined the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) 14 years ago. I plan to continue my membership in both organizations. I voted against the…
Guest Clinical Editor: Ronald Valmassy, DPM
Choosing the most effective type of orthotic device for a given condition can be tricky as one must consider factors that include materials, potential modifications and cost. Accordingly, the panelists discuss possible indications for OTC orthoses,…
<p>By Edwin Harris, DPM</p>
It is unfortunate that the terms pes planus and flatfoot are so ingrained in the medical literature because they concentrate attention on only one component of a very complex deformity. Smith and Ocampo described a classification for pes “pronatus”…
By Lowell Weil, Jr., DPM, MBA
When musculoskeletal extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) was first introduced in the United States with the first FDA approval in 2000, there was a great deal of controversy and posturing among manufacturers of ESWT technologies. Each company…
By Troy J. Boffeli, DPM
Surgeons routinely make treatment decisions based on their training and experience. For example, we typically employ non-operative treatment of Achilles ruptures for the elderly. Surgical repair, on the other hand, is usually recommended for younger…
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