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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

November 2019

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By Jennifer Spector, DPM, Associate Editor
Minimally invasive percutaneous bunionectomy without fixation produces reliable and durable correction, functional improvement and decreased pain, according to a recent study in Foot and Ankle International. Following 195 patients for nearly three…
Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS
What does one do when a wound does not respond to traditional treatment? In this discussion, panelists share when a biopsy is an appropriate choice, pearls on technique and their experience with individual patient cases. 
By Troy J. Boffeli, DPM, FACFAS and Samantha A. Luer, DPM
Surgeons rely heavily on preoperative weightbearing (WB) X-rays when selecting the ideal procedure combination for reconstructive flatfoot surgery. A full preoperative weightbearing radiographic series typically involves three views of the foot plus…
By Lee C. Rogers, DPM, FFPM, RCPSG
While the research behind the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for diabetic foot wounds goes back nearly three decades, many DPMs may not be aware of its benefits, how to access the treatment or how to become a supervising provider of HBOT.
By Robert G. Smith, DPM, MSc, RPh, CPed, CPRS
Given the current dangers of the opioid epidemic, this author discusses points that clinicians can share with their patients about safe disposal of opioid prescription medication.
By Benn Boshell, MSc, BSc (Hons) and Alan MacGill, DPM, FACFAS
Point Noting that corticosteroid injections have the risk of plantar fascia rupture and do not address the degenerative nature of plantar fasciopathy, this author says stretching and orthotics help remedy
By Jon A. Hultman, DPM, MBA, CVA
With insurance reimbursements decreasing, physicians are looking for ways to increase revenue in a time- and resource-efficient way. In-office dispensing may be a potential solution. Accordingly, this author reviews the ethical and logistical debate…
By Scott Wearing, PhD
Current etiologies of plantar fascia pathology have been generally accepted in the profession despite a lack of clear evidence for their role. Accordingly, the author examines the current literature and proposes a revised model of understanding…
By Bret Brennan, DPM and Britni Sklencar, DPM
Acral lentiginous melanoma can be particularly difficult to diagnose in the nail, as it classically presents as a black-brown longitudinal band typical of longitudinal melanonychia. However, these authors note with this case study that alternate…
By Erin E. Klein, DPM, FACFAS, DABPM, Lowell Weil, Jr., DPM, FACFAS, MBA, and Adam E. Fleischer, DPM, MPH, FACFAS
Sharing practical pearls as well as insights from the literature and studies from their own institution, these authors offer new perspectives on first-line therapies for plantar fasciitis, and discuss emerging findings on the impact of osseous…
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