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Jeff Hall, Executive Editor/VP-Special Projects, Podiatry Today
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July 2012

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Volume 25 Issue 7
Camille Ryans, DPM
The terms practicum, practice and practical all come from the common Greek root, praktikos, which means “to practice.” Although the words have very different meanings, all three are necessary components in becoming a successful podiatrist. At times…
Sydney K. Yau, DPM, and Bob Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS
Hallux limitus is a decrease in sagittal plane dorsiflexion of the hallux at the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ). Hallux rigidus is a term that clinicians often use interchangeably with hallux limitus but hallux rigidus describes the absence…
Damien Dauphinée, DPM, FACFAS, CWS-P
The interdigital neuroma is a common source of forefoot pain that podiatric foot and ankle surgeons see in their practices every day. The characteristic symptoms have been well known since Morton first described them in 1876.1 Even though Morton…
Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS
Providing salient examples and insights from their experience, the expert panelists discuss proper documentation, coding for E&M services and appropriate use of modifiers.
Paul J. Liswood, DPM, FACFAS
The care podiatrists provide for patients with diabetes is essential, improves outcomes and saves money. That is the value we provide. Now we have data that demonstrates this value. Last year, two independent studies, one by Carls and colleagues…
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has released its latest guidelines for diabetic foot infections, updating the recommendations from 2004.
Jason Hanft, DPM, FACFAS, Jonathan Moskovits, DPM, and Daniel Hall, DPM

Is the probe to bone test losing its gold standard luster? Will nuclear medicine imaging reinvent the diagnostic approach to osteomyelitis? Can antibiotic beads have an impact in treatment? Offering insights from the literature as well as their own…
A Podiatric Use For Amniotic Membranes Amniotic membranes, which have had longtime success in ocular surgery, may now have possible use in the lower extremity.
Matthew Claxton, DPM
With a look at the current research, this author offers insights on addressing the bone healing issues resulting from vitamin D deficiency in a 19-year-old patient with bunions.
Nicholas J. Bevilacqua, DPM, FACFAS
This author details the surgical treatment of a calcaneal avulsion fracture in a 59-year-old patient with poor bone quality, who later required revisional surgery consisting of excision of fracture fragment and reattachment of the Achilles tendon.
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