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

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Jeff Hall, Executive Editor/VP-Special Projects, Podiatry Today
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December 2019

Volume 32 Issue 12
By Ted C. Lai, DPM, AACFAS and J.P. McAleer, DPM, FACFAS
Point Citing factors such as improved cosmesis, less soft tissue disruption, stable fixation and improved postoperative pain scores, this author contends that minimal incision first ray surgery is an excellent option in the properly selec
By Tracey C. Vlahovic, DPM, FFPM, RCPS (Glasg)
Psoriasis can commonly appear on the lower extremities but much of the literature does not address this condition in this anatomic area. Accordingly, this author shares three recent studies and their results regarding a novel formulization of…
By Myron Bodman, DPM
Given the common nature of actinic keratosis, increasing incidence in older patients and the potential risk of progressing to squamous cell carcinoma, this author reviews risk factors, essential diagnostic considerations and the latest study…
By Nicholas Pagano, DPM, FACFAP, FACFAS, Stephanie Varghese, DPM, AACFAS, and Tarisayi Hoto, DPM, AACFAS
Given the unique challenges of treating pediatric equinus, these authors offer pertinent diagnostic insights, discuss potential signs of compensation for equinus and review key treatment considerations.
By A. Douglas Spitalny, DPM and Tyler McKee, DPM
The subtalar joint is technically one of the hardest joints to scope. The problem primarily lies with the shape of the subtalar joint and variability of portal location. Unlike other joints, the subtalar joint does not have a well-defined anatomic…
By Christopher J. Kennedy, DPM, AACFAS and Ali Rahnama, DPM, AACFAS
Successful management of traumatic ankle fractures in the increasingly prevalent diabetic population is tenuous.1 The surgical demands one encounters with typical fracture repairs are compounded by the dynamic needs of this widely varied population…
By Joanne Balkaran, DPM, CWS, FACFAS
Are there other options to consider when multiple providers have advised below-the-knee amputation for a patient? With an intriguing case study, this author illustrates how a concerted, multidisciplinary approach can still result in limb salvage…
By Eric B. Greenberg, DPM, JD
Even when a podiatrist practices within the standard of care, he or she still may be susceptible to a medical malpractice claim, especially when cases involve patients who undergo amputations. Accordingly, this author outlines proactive steps the…
By Kevin A. Kirby, DPM
May 6, 2017 marked the day the two-hour marathon time record was almost broken … by a marketing stunt.
By Jennifer Spector, DPM, Associate Editor
Although preoperative coronal deformity greater than 20 degrees has historically been a contraindication for total ankle replacement (TAR), a recent study in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery contends that this is not necessarily true.
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