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Executive Editor/VP-Special Projects:
Jeff Hall
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Jennifer Spector, DPM
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Bonnie Shannon

Editorial Correspondence

Jeff Hall, Executive Editor/VP-Special Projects, Podiatry Today
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September 2011

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Volume 24 Issue 10
Steven Peltz, CHBC
A group podiatry practice can offer numerous financial benefits but stepping away from a solo practice can be a very difficult decision. By providing an example of a solo DPM that he worked with in weighing this decision, this practice management…
Megan Lawton, DPM
My parents love to remind me of a story of something I did when I was younger. I used to wear about five T-shirts at the same time because I didn’t want to have to wear just one. The “Strawberry Shortcake” shirt, based on the cartoon character, was…
Podiatry Today Staff
For those looking for an alternative acellular dermal matrix, which can facilitate wound healing and be beneficial in procedures requiring tendon coverage, one may want to consider the DermaSpan™ Acellular Dermal Matrix.
Jonathan J. Key, DPM, FACFAS
In January 2011, I ventured into solo practice after being in a group practice since completing my residency training in 2004. In group practice, charting was for the most part traditional. I utilized voice dictation very efficiently with pre-set “…
Suneel Basra, DPM, AACFAS
There are several causes of heel pain in the young athletic population with the most common being calcaneal apophysitis (also referred to as Sever’s disease). Sever first reported calcaneal apophysitis in 1912 as an inflammation of the apophysis,…
David N. Helfman, DPM, FACFAS
Getting a good selling price for your podiatry practice is a complex endeavor and can be particularly challenging in these unstable economic times. This author reviews seven elements that can help physicians attain maximum value for the practice…
Ron Raducanu, DPM, FACFAS
Given the increasing prevalence of childhood obesity, this author examines the emerging connection with pediatric flatfoot via a thorough review of the current research and discusses the need for further research to support treatment of flatfoot in…
Michael S. Downey, DPM, FACFAS
Offering insights from the literature as well as clinical experience, this author discusses conservative modalities, reviews important considerations for choosing an optimal surgical procedure and shares pearls on resection and arthrodesis options.
Desmond Bell, DPM, CWS, and David Swain, DPM
Although puncture wounds can initially be little more than an annoyance to patients, some wounds in certain populations can evolve into limb- and/or life-threatening complications. Accordingly, these authors review possible etiologies, discuss keys…
Robert W. Mendicino, DPM, FACFAS, Alan R. Catanzariti, DPM, FACFAS, and Kyle S. Peterson, DPM
Can the total ankle replacement (TAR) provide a viable alternative to ankle arthrodesis? In addition to reviewing the FDA approved TARs in the United States, advances in device design and the current literature, these authors emphasize proper…
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