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By Tammer Elmarsafi, DPM, MBBCh, AACFAS

Split-thickness skin grafting is an underutilized modality that is easy to perform, has minimal cost and offers exceptional efficacy. A well-performed STSG is low risk and has a healing time of three to four weeks in both low and high-risk…

By Stephanie Hook, DPM, DABPM, FACPM

As I write this in late March, a few weeks into the COVID-19 pandemic, I am shaken. I see and hear businesses failing all around me. Yes, some are lucky enough to only be shuttering their businesses temporarily but this is still creating hardship…

By Kevin A. Kirby, DPM

Merton Root, DPM is credited by many for the invention of the concept of a neutral position of the subtalar joint (STJ). Dr. Root and colleagues defined the STJ neutral position as being “the point at which the foot is neither pronated nor…

By Rami Bastaneh, DPM

In January, fourth-year podiatric medical students traveled to Frisco, Texas for their long-awaited residency interviews. For students, the Centralized Residency Interview Process (CRIP) marks the culmination of a life-changing journey filled…

By Stephanie Hook, DPM, DABPM, FACPM

I believe that we all want to provide the best possible care for our patients. We spend years gaining our base knowledge and our entire careers adding to and building upon that education and training. We offer as many services and procedures as…

By Tammer Elmarsafi, DPM, MBBCh, AACFAS

Recently, I was a part of several amputee support groups and began to better understand the nuances of post-amputation care. I explored what it means to be an amputee through the eyes of patients, families and caregivers.

By Kevin A. Kirby, DPM

May 6, 2017 marked the day the two-hour marathon time record was almost broken … by a marketing stunt.

By Rami Basatneh, DPM, and Jon Velasco, MD

As per the “Standards and Requirements for Approval of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residencies” published by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME), every podiatric resident is required to complete an infectious disease rotation to…

By Stephanie Hook, DPM, DABPM, FACFAOM

Three years ago, I was a part of a large podiatry practice, had great patients and loved helping my patients feel better. I had been there for more than eight years and truly thought I’d be a “lifer” there. I thought I was happy.

By George Wallace, DPM, FACFAS

How many times have I heard “it’s just a foot” from general surgeons, internists, traumatologists and other specialists over the course of my career? Unfortunately, too many times to count.

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