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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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October 2018

Volume 31 Issue 10
By Richard Blake, DPM, and Ray McClanahan, DPM
Yes. Citing better stability, improved shock absorbency and reduced force on metatarsophalangeal joints, this author says maximalist shoes have been beneficial for runners in his practice. By Richard Blake, DPM Maximalist shoes are characterized…
By Patrick McShane, DPM

This author explores the prevalence of arch support intolerance and discusses implications for patient assessment and treatment.  Any physician with experience prescribing arch supports is aware that some patients cannot tolerate such devices…
Brian McCurdy, Managing Editor
Lower extremity dermatological conditions can range from xerosis to squamous cell carcinoma. These speakers at the Western Foot and Ankle Conference discuss pearls on differentiating skin conditions, biopsy techniques, current treatments and coding…
By Kevin McDonald, DPM, and Gary Liao, DPM
While infection prevention is heavily emphasized in the hospital setting, infection can be problematic in the outpatient podiatric medical office as well without appropriate preventive measures. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…
By Alecia Williams, DPM
While appropriate workup and liver function testing are key when considering oral antifungal use, this author says new medications for hepatitis C could open up the possibility of oral antifungal use for patients who previously could not take the…
By Kevin K. Ragothaman, DPM, and Jacob Wynes, DPM, MS, FACFAS
Soft tissue and bone infections affecting the foot and ankle can be complex problems to treat. The cornerstone for ensuring adequate debridement is aggressive removal of infected, non-viable tissue to optimize the surgical outcome. This can often…
By Jamie Yakel, DPM
Soccer is the one of the most popular sports in the world and the physical demands of the sport can lead to a myriad of injuries. Studies have shown that soccer has a high injury rate with most of these injuries occurring in the lower extremity,…
By Tracey C. Vlahovic, DPM, FFPM, RCPS (Glasg), Michael Romani, BS, Garrett Biela, BS, Kalen Farr ,BS, Ryan Lazar, BS, Marcus Duval, BS, and Victoria Trovillion, MS
Palmoplantar psoriasis can be a particularly devastating condition, given the condition’s negative effect on quality of life. These authors provide a stepwise guide to therapy, progressing from topical steroids to phototherapy to biologics depending…
By Craig Clifford, DPM, MHA, FACFAS, FACFAOM, Stephanie Oexeman, DPM, and Kelsey Millonig, DPM, MPH
Hammertoe surgery failures can lead to complications such as nonunion, infection and vascular compromise. Accordingly, these authors emphasize the importance of thorough patient assessment, review the literature findings on fixation choices and…
By George Wallace, DPM
Recently we went to my podiatry school roommate’s son’s wedding. It was a grand affair. I couldn’t believe the groom’s dad, like me, is already in his 60s. As my father always questioned: “Where has the time gone?”
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