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Current And Emerging Modalities For MRSA

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 14:28
Issue Number: Volume 30 - Issue 3 - March 2017Author(s): Konstantinos Markakis, MD, PhD, Barzo Faris, MD, Sheikh T. Rashid MD, PhD, David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD, Andrew J.M. Boulton, MD, DSc, and Frank L. Bowling, DPM, PhD

Given the increasing prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and that improperly managed diabetic foot infections can lead to tissue loss, amputation or even death, it is crucial to have a grasp of effective treatment options.

Section: Feature

Current Concepts With First MPJ Silicone Implants

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 11:38
Issue Number: Volume 30 - Issue 3 - March 2017Author(s): Bruce R. Lawrence, DPM, FACFAS, Gary M. Lepow, DPM, FACFAS, and Eric Thuen, DPM, FACFAS

Surgeons have used first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) implants for over six decades with widespread availability beginning in the 1970s.1 Patients with hallux rigidus have been the primary beneficiaries of implant arthroplasty.

Section: Surgical Pearls

Challenges And Conundrums With Wound Care Coding

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 09:33
Issue Number: Volume 30 - Issue 3 - March 2017Author(s): Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS

These panelists provide a guide to tackling common coding dilemmas, appropriate coding for wound debridement, skin grafts and substitutes, and advice for new doctors when learning to code.


What is your advice for a new practitioner who is learning how to code and bill for your service?


Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS, advises not waiting until you graduate from the residency program to learn how to code.

Section: Wound Care Q&A

Intramedullary Device May Facilitate Improved Bone Fusion

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 10:37
Issue Number: Volume 30 - Issue 2 - February 2017Author(s): Robi Garthwait, Contributing Editor

Section: Technology In Practice