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Jeff Hall
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Jeff Hall, Executive Editor/VP-Special Projects, Podiatry Today
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November 2010

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Volume 23 Issue 11
Kent Sweeting, B.Hlth.Sc.(Pod)(Hons)
Given the common nature of mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy, this author reviews the literature and shares insights on a variety of conservative modalities ranging from eccentric loading exercises and activity modification to prolotherapy…
Camille Ryans, DPM
Another graduating class of podiatric medicine has entered the workforce. While it is quite an honor to achieve the title of “doctor,” I am still very humbled by the quantity of learning that I have yet to achieve.
A New Tool For Gastroc Recession A new surgical system may make it easier for podiatrists to perform gastrocnemius recession.    Surgeons can use the Integra™ Endoscopic Gastroc Release (EGR) System for the treatment of equinus contracture,…
John R. Fowler, MD, John P. Gaughan, PhD, Barry P. Boden, MD, and Joseph S. Torg, MD
Once considered a rare form of stress fractures, navicular stress fractures are being diagnosed in an increasing number of patients. Accordingly, these authors offer diagnostic insights, a pertinent case study and a thorough review of the literature.
Michelle Butterworth, DPM, FACFAS
Although the literature has shown favorable results for plantar fascia release, patients can experience complications such as biomechanical instability and persistent post-op pain. Accordingly, this author reviews the literature on surgical options…
Tim Dutra, DPM, MS
Emphasizing the importance of addressing the cause as well as the symptoms of heel pain, this author shares tips and pearls from his clinical experience on conservative modalities ranging from corticosteroid injections and taping to physical therapy…
Sean Grambart, DPM
Fifteen to 25 percent of all injuries involving the human musculoskeletal system are reportedly sprains of the lateral ankle ligaments.1 The majority of patients with ankle sprains have excellent results following surgical treatment but 20 to 40…
Skin substitutes, which are also called bioengineered alternative tissues (BAT), are becoming more commonly used to help facilitate wound closure. Accordingly, our expert panelists discuss indications for these modalities and the timing of their use…
Kshitij Shankhdhar, MBBS, Dip Diab, FICN
Fifty million people in India have diabetes.1 This is nearly double the estimated 26 million in the United States who have the disease.2 Although 8 percent of the global diabetes population live in the U.S., America’s diabetes care spending totals…
Study Assesses Long-Term Results Of Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor After patients have failed conservative treatment for plantar fasciitis, radiofrequency nerve ablation (RFNA) may be an effective option. A recent…
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