Podiatry Today is a monthly magazine and website for the podiatry profession published by HMP Communications. They are based in Malvern, PA, USA and started publishing in 1988. The executive editor is Jeff Hall and the senior editor is Brian McCurdy. Podiatry Today is also available as an app for tablets.
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This author explores the potential of a new design for a first metatarsophalangeal joint implant, citing initial study results in using the implant for patients with hallux limitus and hallux rigidus.
Emphasizing the potential benefits of autologous fat pad grafting in restoring the heel and improving function, these authors detail the treatment of a 64-year-old patient who had bilateral heel pain for five years despite conservative treatment.
While visiting my daughter in Chicago during our annual daddy–daughter weekend, the first evening I went out to dinner by myself. She was working very late that night. Off I went to have a good, quiet meal and relax a bit.
A colleague who has five office locations in a mainly rural area recently had to contend with an audit from a large insurance company. The audit was random and not created by any outliers in terms of billing practices or complaints from patients. The owner of the practice is a highly ethical physician who has set up practice protocols for all the affiliated physicians to follow that are rooted in evidence-based medicine. It is one of the most systematized practices I know and makes sure to provide quality medical care.
Given the challenges of addressing lower extremity cartilage injuries, this author offers a thorough review of the literature on microfracture repair, osteochondral allograft transfer system (OATS) procedures and autologous chondrocyte implantation, and assesses the potential of newer allogeneic materials.
In-office magnetic resonance imaging, in-office vascular testing, the stocking of wound care supplies and other modalities can add value to your podiatry practice. This author presents practical insights on what can give you the best return on investment and how to implement these ancillary modalities in the office.
Ancillary services have become increasingly important for podiatric physicians who are committed to staying in private practice.
Dermatologic surgical procedures in the lower extremity may lead to complications for podiatric patients. Sharing insights from their experience and the literature, these authors discuss how to prevent complications including infection, coagulation issues, wound dehiscence, scarring and pain.
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