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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 2012

Volume 25 Issue 9
Michael Moharan, DPM, Mohamed Abdelmegeed Ahmed, MD, DPM, and Oleg Karpenko, MD, DPM
These authors offer insights on the management of a 43-year-old patient with tinea pedis complicated by cellulitis and multiple chronic ulcers.
David Levine, DPM, CPed
Discussing the case of a 78-year-old patient with diabetic neuropathy who presented with a swollen foot, this author notes how a disconnect between specialties made things worse, and how common sense conservative care can make a difference in this…
John H. McCord, DPM
The biggest challenges to the practice of podiatry change from time to time. For a long time, it was orthopods. They quieted down when we all faced the new challenges of governmental regulations and insurance companies. None of these issues was as…
Danielle Chicano, Editorial Associate
While there are a variety of fixation options for the lower extremity, one device reportedly provides a unique method for delivering superior compression and stable fixation.
Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS
These knowledgeable panelists provide insights on using appropriate codes for wound debridement and skin substitutes to maximize reimbursement. They also address the correct use of modifiers and offer coding pearls for those entering practice.
Lawrence Fallat, DPM, FACFAS, and Ruby Chahal, DPM
Fifth metatarsal fractures are the most common of all metatarsal fractures.1 Avulsion fractures, Jones fractures and proximal diaphyseal fractures occur most frequently, but diaphyseal, neck and head fractures also occur.2 Clinicians can treat most…
Caroline E. Fife, MD
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), which the Supreme Court recently upheld, creates a new value-based payment modifier. Starting in 2015, this payment modifier will provide differential payments to doctors based on quality and cost of care. Since the…
A new study in Diabetes Care notes that despite favorable results in long-term limb salvage for patients with diabetic foot ulcers, long-term survival rates remain unfavorable with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and renal insufficiency making…
James McGuire, DPM, PT, CPed
Given the potential recurrence and complications with diabetic wounds, this author emphasizes the importance of adapting one’s offloading strategy as the wound progresses to healing. Accordingly, he discusses keys to assessing the biomechanical…
Jenny Sanders, DPM
Given the popularity of soccer and the fact that most soccer injuries involve the lower extremity, this author offers pertinent treatment tips on ankle sprains and strains, pearls on proper shoe fit and keys to orthotic modifications.
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