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Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS
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Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS | Managing Editor, Podiatry Today
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March 2016

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Volume 29 Issue 3
Andrew H. Rice, DPM, FACFAS, and Sarah Russell, DPM
These authors explore the use of an innovative plating system, which provides more stability and reportedly facilitates immediate protected weightbearing after first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) arthrodesis.
Kerianne Spiess, DPM, Lydia Komarnicky, MD, and Jane Pontious DPM, FACFAS
These authors discuss the diagnostic workup and treatment of a recurrent keloid secondary to Graves’ dermopathy following partial resection of a soft tissue mass along the first MPJ in a 55-year-old patient.
Kevin Kirby, DPM
A “skeptic” is “a person who questions or doubts something (such as a claim or statement) or a person who often questions or doubts things.” Is being skeptical a negative character trait? Or is being a skeptic good and healthy for today’s podiatrist?
Bob Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS, and Avanti Redkar, DPM
Over the years, there have been many names for plantar plate tears, including crossover toe deformity, hammertoe, metatarsalgia, predislocation syndrome and metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) instability. This is mainly due to the lack of understanding…
Robert Smith, DPM, MSc, RPh, CPed
In a thorough review of the relationship between nutrition and diabetic peripheral neuropathy, this author discusses key vitamin deficiencies, the impact of oxidative stress in patients with diabetes, and the need for close postoperative nutrition…
Michael J. Asmussen, PhD, J. Breanne Everett, MD, and David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD
Due to its effects on balance and gait, diabetic peripheral neuropathy can lead to hospitalization and complications for patients. These authors discuss changing perspectives on neuroplasticity and the evolution of sensory substitution, and how…
Suhad A. Hadi, DPM, FACFAS
The injudicious use of antibiotics appears to be fueling the rise of antibiotic resistance in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). This author examines critical factors that contribute to resistant strains as well as keys to effective…
Alexander Reyzelman, DPM; Charles M. Zelen, DPM, FACFAS, and William W. Li, MD
Yes. This author argues that living cells can be helpful in reviving disrupted mechanisms of wound healing and current research suggests the viability of advanced cellular therapy in healing chronic diabetic foot ulcers.    By Alexander…
Mario Ponticello, DPM, FACFAS, FAPWCA, Charles A. Andersen, MD, FACS, FAPWCA, and Valerie L. Marmolejo (Schade), DPM, FACFAS, FACFAOM
Given that diabetes remains the most common cause of non-traumatic amputation in the United States, these authors strongly emphasize a multidisciplinary approach and provide a compelling review of the literature to assess key factors, costs and…
Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS
Nutrition can be a key factor in healing chronic wounds. These panelists discuss how to address nutrition and weight loss with wound care patients, and share recommendations on nutritional supplements. Q: Do you counsel your patients regarding…
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