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Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS
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Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS | Managing Editor, Podiatry Today
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November 2018

Volume 31 Issue 11
Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS
The roles of advanced therapies within the wound care armamentarium and the timing of when to use them can be debatable. Accordingly, these expert panelists share their perspectives on modalities ranging from hyperbaric oxygen therapy to NPWT with…
By Kristine Hoffman, DPM, FACFAS
Mindful of the increasing legalization of marijuana, this author details the diagnosis and treatment of a patient who smoked marijuana and presented with forefoot pain and ulceration complicated by cannabis arteritis, a rare variant of Buerger’s…
By Troy J. Boffeli, DPM, FACFAS, and Heather H. Schaefbauer, DPM
The broad term “osteochondral lesion of the talus” describes an injury or abnormality of the talar articular cartilage and adjacent bone.1 We can describe lesions as a cartilage defect, bone cyst or subchondral bone cyst. Clinicians have used…
By Bruce E. Williams, DPM
While there is not overwhelming support in the literature for the use of custom orthoses for heel pain, this author points to the lack of key details about prescription elements for the orthoses or patient foot types in these studies, and offers…
By Christopher R. Hood Jr., DPM, AACFAS, and Sarah E. Morrison, DPM
Noting that early recognition can facilitate a quicker rehabilitation, these authors provide salient pearls for diagnosing nerve injuries in patients with acute ankle sprains.
By David Erfle, DPM, FACFAS, Lisa Thatcher, DPM, and Derek Anselmo, DPM
Can gastrocnemius recession have an impact on pain relief for patients with chronic Achilles tendinopathy? Reviewing the literature on the efficacy of open and endoscopic gastroc recession, these authors examine the effects of these procedures on…
By Douglas Richie, DPM, FACFAS, FAAPSM
Are heel lifts actually detrimental for treating plantar fasciopathy? Does heel elevation have an impact on Achilles tendon loading in runners? Do high heels cause a medial shift of plantar pressures on the forefoot? In a thorough examination of the…
Clinical Editor: David Bernstein, DPM, FACFAS; Panelists: Alan Catanzariti, DPM, FACFAS, and Thanh Dinh, DPM, FACFAS

These residency directors offer guidance on how to incorporate new residents into a residency program, focusing on orientation, training and what new residents are permitted to do.
By Bob Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS
Radiographs, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) scans are among the imaging tools clinicians can utilize to discern different types of heel pain. This author explores which imaging tool can provide the best…
By Anthony Poggio, DPM
A seemingly minor mistake in coding can lead to claim denials and reduced reimbursement. This author takes a closer look at common coding pitfalls, including errors with modifiers, downcoding and LCDs, and how to reduce repeat coding errors. It is…
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