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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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March 2006

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Volume 19 Issue 3
By Brian McCurdy, Associate Editor
The benefits of exercise in preventing diabetes and improving general health are well established. Can exercise also facilitate improved wound healing among older adults? A recent study in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences found that…
By John Hahn, DPM, ND
Nearly 21 million people in the United States have diabetes, according to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Approximately 6.2 million of these people are not aware they have the disease. The CDC also estimates that over 40…
By Jerome K. Steck, DPM, FACFAS, and George Vito, DPM, FACFAS
I read the recent article “A New Solution For The Arthritic Ankle?” (see page 36, December 2005) with interest. I applaud the authors for their work and agree that this is an option for patients with degenerative joint disease of the ankle. George R…
By David Edward Marcinko, MBA, CMP, CFP
Fees are down, expenses are up and the days of fat profit margins for physicians are over. Managed care in some form is here to stay. The tidal wave of baby boomers approaching retirement suggests the pendulum will not swing back to the “good old…
By Glenn Weinraub, DPM
It is well established that poorly controlled diabetes mellitus leads to vasculopathy, immunopathy and neuropathy, all of which may contribute to osteopathy. However, in order to understand the nuances of bone healing in the diabetic population, one…
By Peter Blume, DPM, Jared T. Wilkinson, DPM, and Jonathan J. Key, DPM
Due to the nature of the disease, the diabetic patient population has an increased risk of developing nail abnormalities, including onychocryptosis, onychomycosis and other nail structure malformations and injuries. Over one-third of diabetic…
Clinical Editor: Lawrence Karlock, DPM
Which emerging treatments show promise in treating lower-extremity wounds? Our expert panelists detail their usage of various wound care modalities, including topical antimicrobials and negative pressure wound therapy. They also take a look at what…
By Justin Franson, DPM, and Babak Baravarian, DPM
As practitioners of the foot and ankle, some conditions and their treatment options become second nature to us. For example, it seems we are fairly comfortable with the treatment options associated with a degenerated first metatarsophalangeal joint…
By Kerry Zang, DPM, Shahram Askari, DPM, A’Nedra Fuller, DPM, and Chris Seuferling, DPM
Addressing the biomechanics of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) as well as the first ray are the keys to any surgical correction of first metatarsal pathology. According to Rootian theory, the principal etiologies of hallux limitus are as…
By Anthony Leone, Special Projects Editor
Whether clinicians are combating painful symptoms associated with osteoarthritis or easing the postoperative pain of patients, clinicians have found a key ally with a medication that has been around for 30 years. A non-selective, non-steroidal…
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