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Sports Medicine

Tyson Green, DPM, FACFAS, and Matthew McCabe, DPM

Ankle impingement syndromes are among the more challenging diagnoses one can encounter in athletes. A broken bone is easily visible on radiographs or computed tomography (CT), and ruptured ligaments and tendons are visible on magnetic resonance…

Saleena Niehaus, DPM, and Les Niehaus, DPM, FACFAS

Calcaneal fractures and their complications can lead to long-term problems for athletes, which can make it difficult to resume play. Tuberosity avulsion fractures of the calcaneus are rare, accounting for 1.3 to 2.7 percent of all calcaneal…

Lawrence Oloff, DPM, FACFAS, and Jenny Lam, DPM

The posterior tibial tendon, due to its anatomical structure, is prone to interstitial tearing as it degenerates, causing progressive debilitating disease, which clinicians commonly refer to as tendinosis or tendinopathy.  

A. Douglas Spitalny, DPM, FACFAS

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Tim Dutra, DPM, MS, MHCA

Treating children can be a fun, challenging and very important part of your practice. Many factors, including psychosocial, physical and emotional differences, come into play when treating pediatric patients. Most of us can identify with the…

Jeffrey R. Pentek, DPM, Mark T. Reeves, DPM, and Eric J. Heit, DPM

Disorders of the peroneal tendons are an underappreciated cause of lateral hindfoot and ankle pain.1-7 In fact, in a study of a variety of healthcare providers, Dombek and colleagues found only 60 percent of peroneal tendon injuries had a proper…

A. Douglas Spitalny, DPM, FACFAS

Those of us who practice in the military or work at large tertiary hospitals have seen our share of ankle fractures in all shapes and sizes.

Jeffrey A. Ross, DPM, MD, FACFAS

The sports medicine practitioner is fascinated by the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the sesamoid bones. We now recognize their importance of sesamoid bones in relation to functional gait biomechanics (pathology such as hallux limitus);…

A. Douglas Spitalny, DPM, FACFAS

Choosing an ankle brace is often like choosing a car: The options have become limitless. As with picking cars, dealing with athletes’ finicky behavior often makes choosing a brace just as difficult. Prior to going to podiatry school, I was a…

John Mozena, DPM, FACFAS, and Paul Clint Jones, DPM

Running for exercise became popular in the 1960s and grew in acceptance due to its accessibility and many health benefits.1 Although there may be many positive health-related issues related to running, there are many problems that can occur in…

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