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Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS
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Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS | Managing Editor, Podiatry Today
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Suite 100, Malvern PA 19355

Telephone: (800) 237-7285, ext. 4151

Email: jspector@hmpglobal.com

April 2003

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Volume 16 Issue 4
By Eric M. Feit, DPM, and Mary M. Peters, DPM
It is believed that 15 percent of diabetics will develop a foot or leg ulceration at some point during the course of their disease and that 50 percent will recur within 18 months.1 Approximately 80 percent of diabetic ulcers occur plantarly due to…
By David Levine, DPM, CPed
There is a large untapped population of patients who need our biomechanical expertise and guidance. These are the patients who are currently seeing physical therapists, chiropractors, orthopedic surgeons and their family physicians for ongoing aches…
Your debriding arsenal just became a little fuller with the introduction of two new sizes of popular debriding ointments. New from Healthpoint, Panafil and Accuzyme are now available in 6-gram unit packages. According to the company, the smaller…
By Richard O. Lundeen, DPM, and Stephen M. Offutt, DPM, MS
The treatment of symptomatic flexible pes planovalgus is a topic that stirs up considerable controversy among practitioners. This is especially true in the pediatric arena where there is a common belief that the child will “grow out of it.” For many…
By Gina DiGironimo, Production Editor
Beginning this month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will expand its coverage of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) to include the treatment of diabetic wounds in the lower extremities. According to the CMS, in order to qualify…
By Robert Smith, Contributing Editor
Hiring an associate can be a time-consuming, involved process—if it is done properly. As with any major professional decision, you must take great care and consideration in order to make the right move at the right time with the right person. Making…
Guest Clinical Editor: Nicholas Sol, DPM, CPed
Have you seen your share of patients who have back pain as a result of compensating for gait-related problems? If so, you’re not alone. Some patients may indeed get relief from lower back pain after getting custom orthotics. With this in mind, our…
By Thomas Zgonis, DPM, Gary P. Jolly, DPM and Peter Blume, DPM
While external fixation will not replace internal fixation in the surgical toolbox, it does offer a number of specific advantages. Using external fixation has become routine for initial reduction and stabilization of comminuted long bone fractures,…
By Mark H. Feldman, MS, DPM, and John Grady, DPM
Yes, Mark H. Feldman, MS, DPM, cites technical advances in the devices and promising results from studies. Diligent study of normal ankle biomechanics and review of previous implant failures has led to the development of a new generation of total…
By Michael Metzger, DPM, MBA
More often than not, we feel like we’re doing the managed care company a favor by applying. There’s also a tendency to believe the process is so cut and dry that we can apply at the last minute. Let’s clear up these misconceptions. If you don’t…
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