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Jennifer Spector, DPM, Associate Editor
Podiatric Medical School Applications Up 9.17 Percent In 2019

Podiatric medical schools across the United States received a total of 964 applications in the 2019 cycle, according to the American Association of College of Podiatric Medicine (…

By Jennifer J. Spector, DPM, Associate Editor

A recent study in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy asserts that corticosteroid injection is more effective than arch-contouring foot orthoses for plantar heel pain at week four but orthotics are more effective at week 12.…

By Brian McCurdy, Managing Editor

Intense therapeutic ultrasound can effectively and safely reduce pain for patients with chronic plantar fasciitis, according to a new study in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

By Jeff A. Hall, Executive Editor

In a recent retrospective study examining revision cases of total ankle replacement (TAR), researchers noted a 79 percent success rate with primary revision and an average four-year survivorship of the revision implant.

By Brian McCurdy, Managing Editor

A poster abstract presented at the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) Scientific Conference identifies risk factors for patients using opioids for four weeks after lower extremity surgery.

By Brian McCurdy, Managing Editor

A controversial study maintains that when podiatrists perform ankle arthroplasties and ankle arthrodeses, patients experience longer hospitalization and higher costs in comparison to when the surgeries are performed by orthopedic surgeons.

By Brian McCurdy, Managing Editor

Although opioids may help in treating chronic pain, a recent meta-analysis cautions that the pain relief effect is statistically significant but small.

By Brian McCurdy, Managing Editor

A recent study in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery examines the factors that can bring patients back to the emergency department (ED) after their lower extremity surgery.

The authors focused on 513 surgeries on the foot and ankle,…

By Brian McCurdy, Managing Editor

A recent study examines the most common reasons for failure of first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) arthrodesis and the most effective revision procedures.

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