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Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS
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Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS | Managing Editor, Podiatry Today
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September 2020

By Christopher Kennedy, DPM, AACFAS
Rearfoot ulceration is a pinnacle of complexity in diabetic limb salvage. It is a perverse pathology reserved for those with the most severe systemic illnesses. An unfortunate outcome of a merciless disease, heel ulceration afflicts our most brittle…
By April LeClear, CPC, CMPE, CPPM, and Kevin McDonald, DPM
Audits are a source of concern for many podiatrists. However, proper preparation and compliance policies may help a practice mitigate the challenges of such an inquiry and thrive. Accordingly, these authors review the building blocks of a good…
By Noman Siddiqui, DPM, FACFAS, H. John Visser, DPM, FACFAS, Blake T. Savage, DPM and Raul Aviles, DPM
Point Yes. While plating has a role, this author says current evidence, bone healing principles and the potential for earlier weightbearing support retrograde intramedullary nailing in this patient population. 
By Rishi Mahajan, DPM, Sheldon Goldstein, DPM and Zeeshan S. Husain, DPM, FACFAS, FASPS
Although patients with sickle cell trait pose a low risk of experiencing a related pain crisis, these authors discuss careful perioperative measures that can reduce postoperative risks.  
By Eric A. Fuller, DPM
Have an increasing number of anomalies led to legitimate challenges of classically taught principles of podiatric biomechanics? Suggesting that flaws in long-held tenets in biomechanics and an overreliance on static perceptions of a normal foot and…
Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS
Panelists: Paul J. Kim, DPM, FACFAS and Anthony Tickner, DPM, FACCWS, FAPWCA, FAPWH
In light of telehealth services taking on an increasingly prominent role in the health-care community, our panelists share their varied experiences, discuss the benefits and pitfalls of this evolving system, and expound upon the future role of…
By Robert Smith, DPM, MSc, RPh, CPed, CPRS
Relying solely on conversion tables to decide opioid dose and frequency can be a grave mistake. With this in mind, this author offers a closer look at opioid pharmacology and equianalgesia for drug rotation and route conversion in order to choose…
By Kelly M. Pirozzi, DPM, FACFAS
Noting the complexities and variable outcomes that can occur with surgical repair of peroneal tendon pathology, this author emphasizes appropriate staging and discusses evidence from the literature to outline optimal treatment pathways. 
By Joseph Vella, DPM
Given that melanoma accounts for the majority of deaths from skin cancer, this author discusses current incidence estimates, key diagnostic indicators, how to differentiate between different melanomas and essential considerations for biopsy. 
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.  As of…
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