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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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May 2006

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Volume 19 Issue 6
By William Fishco, DPM
Arthrodesis of the great toe joint has been described for the repair of just about every problem affecting the great toe joint, including hallux valgus, hallux varus, hallux limitus/rigidus, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and salvage of failed…
By Lawrence DiDomenico, DPM
Podiatric surgeons commonly perform an extraarticular calcaneal osteotomy on hindfoot deformities of the foot and ankle.1 One would typically perform this powerful osteotomy in conjunction with other procedures. Complications with the percutaneous…
By Bradley W. Bakotic, DPM, DO
The recognition and characterization of soft tissue tumors is central to the practice of podiatric medicine. In many instances, clinicians of the lower extremity serve as the frontline physicians when it comes to the identification of such tumors.…
By Brian McCurdy, Associate Editor
Various classification systems categorize diabetic wounds and infections. One system, devised in 2003, categorizes different levels of non-vascular diabetic foot surgery. How effective is such a system? A recent study, the first to evaluate the…
By Babak Baravarian, DPM
With over 50 different surgical procedures in the literature relating to bunion surgery, there is a great deal of debate as to the best surgical procedure. Some consider a minimum incision technique to be ideal while others believe an open and more…
By Chad Friedman, DPM, Elizabeth Bass, DPM, and John Steinberg, DPM
Given the increasing prevalence of antimicrobial resistance, there is a growing interest in emerging wound care products that contain silver. Topical silver has a broad range of antimicrobial activity and has been used extensively to help treat high…
By Anthony Leone, Special Project Editor
Many people suffer from tendinosis or similar tendon aliments that involve tissue scarring. In seeking relief for their pain and discomfort, patients may try a variety of conservative modalities ranging from bracing to injections. If conservative…
By Don Green, DPM and Peter S. Kim, DPM
The etiology of heel pain is quite varied. First described by Wood in 1812, the most common cause is thought to be plantar fasciitis. This is typically marked by focal tenderness to any component of the aponeurosis but most frequently at the…
For many patients, stability and cushioning are high on their list of footwear needs. A new shoe may fulfill those needs. The 992 is for the overpronating patient, according to the manufacturer New Balance. The company says the N-Durance® feature…
By Donald Green, DPM, Mitzi Williams, DPM, and Chul Kim, PMS IV
“Collapsing” pes planovalgus or flexible flatfoot is a complex pedal pathological condition with numerous components. In its most significant form, the condition can lead to significant disabling and an inability to ambulate efficiently.…
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