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Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS
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Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS | Managing Editor, Podiatry Today
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Email: jspector@hmpglobal.com

October 2002

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Volume 15 Issue 10
By Bhavesh J. Shah, DPM
Every year, 800,000 additional cases of diabetes are diagnosed and it is projected that nearly 9 percent of all Americans will have diabetes by the year 2025.1 More shockingly, the incidence of diabetes has gradually increased among young people…
By Russell G. Volpe, DPM
Most orthoses made for children are motion-controlling or motion-altering, often referred to as functional foot orthoses. The presenting pathology in the child’s lower extremity often requires a device to reduce excessive motion in a foot with, for…
A new line of comfort walking shoes may address a wide range of individual foot needs without straining the wallet. The Etonic DRx line from Etonic Athletic features five new shoes to fit multiple widths of both men and women. According to the…
By David G. Armstrong, DPM, and Gary M. Rothenberg, DPM, CDE
Yes, maggots are inexpensive, practical and can facilitate the use of other modalities, says David G. Armstrong, DPM. I remember bringing up the issue of using maggots to help debride a particularly intractable wound with one of my great mentors,…
By Brian McCurdy, Associate Editor
“Diabetic foot disease is truly a global problem. Every patient of whatever race, with diabetes of whatever type, is at potential risk for developing foot problems,” noted Andrew Boulton, MD, during his keynote address, “The Diabetic Foot: A Global…
Clinical Editor: Nicholas Sol, DPM, CPed
When patients have certain occupations, you may have to take a different approach to try to control abnormal forces in the foot. Obviously, performing a biomechanical evaluation is essential as you have to identify individual demands before tackling…
By Mark A. Caselli, DPM
Ever since the first modern triathlon competition was conducted in San Diego in 1974, interest in the sport has grown steadily over the years. Currently, millions of amateur athletes participate in thousands of events annually worldwide. Since…
By Brian McCurdy, Associate Editor
Citing enhanced stability, accuracy, efficiency and better outcomes, podiatrists are praising the benefits of using the Accu-Cut Osteotomy Guide System. While osteotomies for correcting first MPJ deformities have been around a long time, Robert E.…
By John McCord, DPM
The middle-aged woman was a new patient in my office. Her sparse short hair told me she had recent chemotherapy. Her history confirmed she had been treated for breast cancer during the past three years. Then she slipped her shoes off and I…
By Paul R. Quintavalle, DPM
Ultrasound imaging has played an integral role in medical diagnostics for many years. Recent advances in image quality and resolution have now made it possible to examine living tissue ultrasonically at a microscopic level. Indeed, the use of…
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