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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 2003

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Volume 16 Issue 9
By Neal Frankel, DPM
Who would have thought that when we finally went into practice after years of podiatry school and residency, we would be more dependent on third party payers for our existence than our patients? In fact, recent studies have indicated that, on the…
By John McCord, DPM
I ran into a young family physician in the hospital last week. He is one of the sharpest new doctors in our community and refers to podiatrists often. He looked terrible and seemed almost in shock. He let me know his job had just been terminated at…
By Jeff Hall, Editor-in-Chief
Three years ago, enrollments at podiatry schools were in serious decline and it was deemed a crisis situation. It got to the point where some even suggested reducing the number of podiatry schools from seven to six or perhaps five. However,…
By Brian McCurdy, Associate Editor
Students pursuing a career in podiatry will have a new option when Midwestern University unveils a new podiatric medicine program in October 2004. The university, located in Glendale, Ariz., will become the seventh member of the American Association…
By Gerard V. Yu, DPM, Andrew Vincent, DPM, and Wissam Khoury, DPM
Over the years, a multitude of techniques have been described and employed for digital arthrodesis, ranging from arthroplasty and arthrodesis to flexor tendon transfer and lesser digital implants. Each procedure has a place in surgical correction of…
By Jonathan Moore, DPM
As the complexity and price of wound care materials seems to be reaching mind-numbing proportions, choosing the right product for your patients seems to be getting harder instead of easier. However, taking into account cost, effectiveness and…
By James Q. Del Rosso, DO, FAOCD
Cutaneous malignancies and benign neoplasms simulating malignancy commonly affect the distal lower extremity, including the foot. One may see a variety of malignancy categories such as epithelial tumors, adnexal neoplasms, melanoytic neoplasms,…
By Stephen L. Barrett, DPM
Keck first described tarsal tunnel syndrome in the literature back in 1962 and it remains a controversial topic today.1 While tarsal tunnel syndrome is a prevalent and common condition, lower extremity peripheral nerve entrapments and other nerve…
By Babak Baravarian, DPM
A very difficult patient for me to treat is a young patient who has rheumatoid arthritis with severe deformity of the foot and ankle. This is typically a patient whose age may range from the late 20s to late 50s and is active except for his or her…
When working with compression bandages, it can be tricky to find just the right level of compression. That’s where ProGuide comes in. The Smith & Nephew product, a multi-layer bandage system, can help you get to the exact level of compression…
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