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By A. Douglas Spitalny, DPM

In September 2019, Theodoulou presented an article on posterior ankle arthroscopy in Podiatry Today.1 He focused primarily on the harvest of the flexor hallucis longus tendon for other purposes but nicely highlighted posterior ankle arthroscopy…

By A. Douglas Spitalny, DPM

Technological advances, economic factors and convenience may be contributing to a resurgence of interest for in-office diagnostic arthroscopy.1 Although this modality is gaining traction in the orthopedic community, it is important to consider…

By Kristine Hoffman, DPM, FACFAS and Melissa Thompson, PhD

Due to the advent of artificial rock climbing walls, the popularity of rock climbing has grown rapidly. In 2020, rock climbing will be featured for the first time as an Olympic sport. With this rapid increase in popularity comes an increase in…

By A. Douglas Spitalny, DPM

Whether it’s the star quarterback at Alabama, an NBA player with a high ankle sprain or a military recruit getting hurt on an obstacle course during basic training, it appears that syndesmosis injuries are pervasive. The number of syndesmosis…

By A. Douglas Spitalny, DPM and Tyler McKee, DPM

The subtalar joint is technically one of the hardest joints to scope. The problem primarily lies with the shape of the subtalar joint and variability of portal location. Unlike other joints, the subtalar joint does not have a well-defined…

By A. Douglas Spitalny, DPM, Brittany Staples, DPM, Tyler McKee, DPM and Leslie T. Joseph, DPM

Researchers have discussed arthroscopic procedures of almost every joint in the body and the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) is no exception. However, first MPJ arthroscopy is one of the newer and less described arthroscopic procedures.…

By Tim Dutra, DPM, FAAPSM, FACSM

The Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Fit Feet screening program is a great teaching and clinical experience in biomechanics and sports medicine for our podiatry students. It provides them with the experience of doing a focused lower extremity…

By A. Douglas Spitalny, DPM, Brittany Staples, DPM, and Jay Patel, DPM

Everyone has an opinion in regard to cartilage repair. Everyone has a preferred method. Just last November, Boffeli and colleagues published an algorithm in Podiatry Today on determining what procedure to do for cartilage lesions/cysts of the…

By Lisa M. Schoene, DPM, ATC, FACFAS

What is cuboid syndrome? This condition is not totally uncommon, but we can confuse it with other diagnoses, so obtaining an excellent history and physical is paramount. Since the cuboid is part of the lateral column of the foot, any injury to…

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,…

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