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Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS
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Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS | Managing Editor, Podiatry Today
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January 2021

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By Hayden L. Hoffler, DPM, Paul T. Shaffer, DPM, Jared Hart, DPM and Kevin J. Burke, DPM
How much reduction of the first intermetatarsal (IM) angle can a surgeon obtain with first MPJ fusion? With this in mind, these authors review the literature and discuss key factors that affect IM angle correction in relation to first MPJ…
Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS
Panelists: Tammer Elmarsafi, DPM, MBBCh, AACFAS and Eric Lullove, DPM, CWSP, FAPWH(c)
When a wound proves challenging to heal, physicians may choose a biologic product as an additional therapy. Accordingly, the panelists discuss their experiences with various biologic options, including preferred clinical scenarios, settings and…
By Sonia Mvuemba, DPM, MSHS, Bridget M. Metzo, DPM, MS and Keith Cook, DPM, FACFAS
Common complications with midfoot fusions range from infection and nonunion to compensatory joint arthrosis and peripheral nerve issues. Sharing insights from their experience as well as the literature, these authors discuss keys to prevention and…
By Windy Cole, DPM, CWSP
Taking a closer look at a case involving a longstanding non-healing wound in a 61-year-old male, who attributed the wound to a fall, this author emphasizes prompt assessment and biopsy when clinical findings suggest potential malignancy.
By Troy J. Boffeli, DPM, FACFAS and Howard C. Chang, DPM
The relationship between chronic ankle instability and articular pathologies of the rearfoot and/ or ankle is well established with rates of concomitance reportedly as high as 97 percent.1 When evaluating 79 cases of chronic ankle instability, Hua…
By James Ratcliff, DPM, FACFAS, FAAPSM and Erika Schwartz, DPM, FACFAS
PRP. Sharing insights from the research as well as clinical experience, this author says the one-time treatment and regenerative potential make platelet-rich plasma a more practical option for treating plantar fasciitis in
By William Fishco, DPM, FACFAS
Podiatrists often see second toe pathology in their practices. Accordingly, this author presents a case involving spontaneous rupture of the plantar plate and subsequent surgical repair using a synthetic graft and interference screws.  More…
By Devon Consul, DPM, AACFAS, Mitchell J. Thompson, DPM, AACFAS and Mark A. Prissel, DPM, FACFAS
After a brief overview on the evolution of hardware and techniques for total ankle replacement devices, these authors discuss essential factors such as patient activity demands, fixation, vascular status and ankle malalignment in determining…
By Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS, Senior Editor
Regardless of one’s practice setting or region, revolutionary changes have taken place in health care in an attempt to prevent, contain and treat the novel coronavirus. With this in mind, this author talks with DPMs throughout the country regarding…
By Bob Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS
The Lapidus bunionectomy has slowly but steadily grown in popularity over the past decade in the United States. In the past three years or so, several orthopedic companies developed new products and techniques that allow foot and ankle surgeons to…
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