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By Kazu Suzuki, DPM, and Tiffany M. Chin, DPM

Emphasizing a comprehensive approach to diabetic foot ulcer healing, these authors contend that in some cases, careful consideration of amputation at the appropriate level may lead to less complications than less definitive approaches. 

By John Miller, DPM, Christopher Kennedy, DPM and Ali Rahnama, DPM, AACFAS

Early detection and intervention are critical to maximizing outcomes for patients with Charcot neuroarthropathy. With this in mind, these authors outline key nuances in laboratory evaluation, clinical examination and radiographic parameters for…

By J.P. McAleer, DPM, FACFAS, H. John Visser, DPM, FACFAS, Blake T. Savage, DPM and Kiera Benge-Shea, DPM

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By Robert G. Smith, DPM, MSc, RPh, CPed, CPRS

Can a podiatrist rely on the evidence and his or her clinical experience when deciding to incorporate off-label use of a drug or device in a treatment plan? With this question in mind, this author delves into legal aspects, ethical considerations…

By Jon A. Hultman, DPM, MBA, CVA

What is your exit strategy from practice? Recognizing the hurdles and challenges with retiring from private practice, this author shares pertinent pearls on practice valuation, liquidation, hiring an associate, mergers and private equity…

By Patrick DeHeer, DPM, FACFAS, Josh Nichols, DPM and Jorge Amaro, DPM

One of the most common patient complaints in podiatry offices, heel pain may result in significant discomfort and, at times, lead to disability. While plantar fasciitis is typically the cause, one cannot overlook other soft tissue, osseous and…

By Doug Richie Jr., DPM, FACFAS, FAAPSM

Plantar fascia pathology can pose a significant challenge for many providers and patients. With this in mind, this author reviews the most recent evidence for alternative treatments such as extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), laser therapy…

By Alicia Canzanese, DPM, ATC, FAAPSM

Stretching is a cornerstone of treatment protocols for plantar fasciitis. With this in mind, this author offers a thorough review of the literature to assess the methods and efficacy of flexibility exercises for heel pain as well as their role in…

By Betsy F. Rosenthal, DPM, FACFAS, FASPS

Wound healing is a complex and multifaceted process. However, one often underestimated area is the role nutrition plays in the outcomes of these patients. Accordingly, this author outlines important biochemical concepts along with practical…

By Hannah Khlopas, DPM, Lawrence M. Fallat, DPM, FACFAS and Scott Hoffman, DPM, FACFAS

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