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Executive Editor/VP-Special Projects:
Jeff Hall
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Jennifer Spector, DPM
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Jeff Hall, Executive Editor/VP-Special Projects, Podiatry Today
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Email: jhall@hmpglobal.com

September 2006

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Volume 19 Issue 9
By Jeffrey S. Boberg, DPM, FACFAS, Timothy Oldani, DPM, and Nicholas Martin, DPM
   The balance between technology and clinical practice is difficult to obtain. In the past, technology lagged far behind. Innovative thought and technique was stymied by the inability to develop practical instrumentation and implants. In recent…
By John H. McCord, DPM
     I am taking another short break from podiatry, the job I love. Being a small town DPM provides lots of perks but it can also drive a person nuts.      Last Thursday was the day from hell. It started with two difficult surgeries. One was a lady…
By Amy Jelinek, DPM, and Vickie Driver, DPM, FACFAS
   Wound healing is a process that involves the stages of coagulation, inflammation, cell proliferation and repair of the matrix, epithelialization and remodeling of the scar tissue. These stages overlap and the entire process can last for months.1…
By Jeff Hall, Executive Editor
     In all walks of life, we see and encounter people with varying levels of ambition. Some folks strive to reach overarching goals and wind up taking on way more than they can handle in the pursuit of a greater good. They lead by example, they are…
By Mark D. Dollard, DPM, FACFAS, and Glenn Weinraub, DPM, FACFAS
   Surgeons have traditionally relied upon autografts, replacement bone from sources within the patient’s own body, as the gold standard for graft remodeling in bone fracture and primary osseous repair. While autograft bone is superior in its…
By Bradley W. Bakotic, DPM, DO
   As all those who specialize in the treatment of lower extremity ailments will acknowledge, there is nothing uncommon about nail unit pathology. Though pristine appearing nail units are commonplace in children, advancing age may bring a…
By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor
Are Orthoses Effective Against Plantar Fasciitis In The Long Run?      Orthoses are an integral part of the podiatric armamentarium to treat plantar fasciitis. However, a recent study calls into question the long-term efficacy of using orthoses to…
By John V. Guiliana, DPM, MS
   Many podiatric physicians are suddenly realizing the importance of their practice as a retirement asset. The sale of a practice, its value and the associated terms of the sale can either substantially supplement a retirement nest egg or be the…
By Lee C. Rogers, DPM, Nicholas J. Bevilacqua, DPM, and David G. Armstrong, DPM, PhD
     Charcot’s arthropathy is a devastating complication of diabetes mellitus that frequently leads to permanent disability, ulceration and amputation. It is a rapidly progressive and severe form of arthritis. Researchers have equated the acute…
By Babak Baravarian, DPM
   In a follow-up to the last column (see “A Guide To Treating Ankle Sprains From Start To Finish, pg. 92, June issue), I would like to discuss common secondary injuries that often occur in relation to ankle injuries, especially sprains. One of the…
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