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January 15, 2020 #6,593 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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PODIATRISTS AND SPORTS MEDICINE
Black Nails in Runners Generally Not a Big Issue: TX Podiatrist
 
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but if you run regularly, you can pretty much expect a blackened toenail or two at some point in time, Ronald Lepow, DPM, an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and a lifelong runner, tells SELF. “When you get your first one, it's kind of a sign that you've moved your training to a higher level,” he says.
 
Dr. Ronald Lepow
 
That’s because black toenails in runners tend to become more common the more you run, and the longer you go. People who run a mile or two at a time, and a couple of days a week, are less likely to experience them than those who train multiple days of the week, hitting at least a 5K (roughly 3 miles) per run, Dr. Lepow says. In most cases, black toenails in runners are not something to worry about, and for some people, it just comes with the miles (some runners even consider it a badge of honor to get their first one), but they can be annoying and unsightly when flip-flop season rolls around. 
 
Source: Christa Sgobba, SELF [1/13/20]
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PODIATRISTS ABD BIOMECHANICS
NY Podiatrist Discusses When to Use Soft Orthotics
 
“A rigid orthotic is often composed of stainless steel or polypropylene or an acrylic lamination,” explains Bruce Pinker, DPM, a board certified podiatrist and foot surgeon at Progressive Foot Care, in White Plains, NY. Conversely, a soft orthotic is typically molded from Plastazote, polyurethane foam (also known as PPT), or other types of foam, says Dr. Pinker, who has been casting for and prescribing custom-made orthotics for 20 years. 
 
Dr. Bruce Pinker
 
Because soft orthotic devices are more accommodative and more comfortable, Pinker says that they are often preferred when treating individuals who have been diagnosed with diabetes. PPT is typically utilized for this purpose, providing patients with this disease the proper level of support, protection, and cushioning. Soft or accommodative orthotics are also preferred when managing patients post-trauma, especially those who are post-surgery, says Pinker.
 
Source: Christina DeBusk, Chiropractic Economics [1/13/20]
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PODIATRIC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES IN THE NEWS
SpiralUp TCL Allograft Can Re-establish Ligamentous Integrity: PA Podiatrist
 
Arthrosurface, Inc. recently introduced a new allograft talocalcaneal ligament for use in adult and teen patients who suffer from talocalcaneal instability, peritalar subluxation, and other injuries that result in foot and ankle instability. The new allograft is a brand named SpiralUp TCL Allograft System. Harold Schoenhaus, DPM, professor at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, says, "Patients who have ligamentous laxity, compensatory abnormal function of the subtalar and midtarsal joint, patients who toe-in, and those who have a tight Achilles are more prone to talocalcaneal instability and peritalar subluxation." 
 
Dr. Harold Schoenhaus
 
"Patients with congenital calcaneal valgus, knock-knee, posterior tibial dysfunction, and those who have traumatic subluxation of the subtalar joint are all also more prone to talocalcaneal instability and peritalar subluxation. There is currently no procedure available that re-establishes the ligamentous integrity of the subtalar joint. The SpiralUp TCL Allograft is now the only system available that does this,” says Dr. Schoenhaus.
 
Source: Tracey Romero, Orthopedics This Week [1/13/20] 
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FROM PM's CURRENT ISSUE
Several times a week, PM News posts an entire article from a recent issue of our partner, Podiatry Management Magazine. Please note that the views expressed in Podiatry Management Magazine do not necessarily reflect the views of PM News or Barry Block.
 
Today's Featured Article
 
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TIP OF THE DAY
How to Become a 5-Star Physician in Reviews - Part 8
 
"Online reputation is critical to attracting new patients for most physician practices today," says Matthew Bates, MPH, managing director of medical group transformation at Studer Group, a healthcare coaching and consulting firm in Pensacola, FL. He cites research showing that more than half of healthcare consumers will search online to find or check on a new physician before seeing them. Given this reality, how can physicians garner the best possible scores? Here are tips for earning high ratings from patients.
 
8. The Whole Continuum - "Most physicians provide excellent service and bedside manner to their patients when they are in the office. However, many physicians don't realize their relationship begins before they meet and continues after they leave the office. Physicians need to optimize every touch point in the patient journey - from the first impression online to post-appointment follow-up - to higher ratings." - Luke Kervin, co-CEO, PatientPop, Los Angeles, CA 
 
Source: Mark Rowe, Physicans Practice
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (CLINICAL) - PART 1A
From: Amol Saxena, DPM
 
I agree with Dr. Gurnick's observations, comments, and cautions on the Lapidus procedure. Sadly, another observation is the un-bundling of its designated CPT code 28297. It is a powerful and gratifying procedure, one of my favorites, but not for all patients. The complications of malunion, non-union, further arthrosis, and potential decrease of desired activity levels are significant.
 
Many patients are having bunion surgery to increase their activity levels and patient reported outcomes (PROs) are real considerations. I recommend those who perform hallux valgus correction to read the article by Maggie Fournier, Professor Maffulli and me on "Current Evidence of Hallux Valgus Surgery in the Athlete" from last year's Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery. I am posting the pub med link to the abstract. 
 
Amol Saxena, DPM, Palo Alto, CA
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (CLINICAL) - PART 1B
From: Vladimir Gertsik, DPM
 
Lapidus proponents state that the main problem is at the met-cuneiform level. Let’s think about this for a second. Go to any major textbook and look at x-rays of the 1st MPJ arthrodesis. The correction can be powerful. Lapidus proponents do not like to mention this. There is also an old concept of "reverse buckling". Lapidus proponents have forgotten about it. Basically, a straight hallux will assist in IMA reduction. Consider the 1st MPJ as the primary driver of the deformity, not the MCJ!   
 
Vladimir Gertsik, DPM, NY, NY
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (MEDICAL-LEGAL)
From: Steven Selby Blanken, DPM
 
I would never allow a patient to dictate what type of procedure I will do for them for a bunion. You present what you do for that type of bunion and you may have a second option... however, I would NEVER let the patient demand the type of hardware.
 
Steven Selby Blanken, DPM, Silver Spring, MD
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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

RE: Outrageous Feet of the Day

I just got this attached photo from a close friend who was looking through a Macy's catalog and found the models feet to be a tad different than what one would expect in a fashion ad! Take a look at her back foot...severe bunion, overlapping, all crushed in a high heel!
 
Macy's new foot model?
 
This ad should have our business cards on it.

Howard Dinowitz, DPM, Brooklyn, NY 

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Busy 4-corners foot and ankle clinic searching for podiatrist with 3-year residency training. Practice expanding and in need of motivated doctor who can appropriately treat operative and non-operative patients. Partnership track preferred. Multiple ancillary streams available. Income Guarantee $150-200K first year. Please send CV to nlhuge@gmail.com
 
CURRENT RESIDENT/FELLOW SUMMER 2020 POSITION - SOUTHERN CA 
 
Position for one incredibly talented graduating resident/ fellow to follow their dream and make a difference in our profession. Come join Concierge Podiatry and Spa. You must be entrepreneurial, ambitious and love our profession. Send resume and references to. DrRoth@CPSNewport.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – LOS ANGELES, CA 
 
Established multispecialty private practice group seeking well trained and ambitious specialist to treat podiatry and wound care patients. Expertise in complex and chronic wounds is needed but residency or wound care certification not required. Full-time and well compensated based on a private practice productivity model with salary and benefits guaranteed. Our experienced team provides beautiful, fully equipped offices with on-site ASCs. We provide trained office staff, marketing and expert revenue cycle management, ensuring doctors can focus on patient care. Excellent opportunity to build a great wound care and podiatry practice as part of a reputable and established company. TWCCJobs@gmail.com
 
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For experienced podiatrist or recent graduate: Well-established foot and ankle surgery/sports medicine practice looking to hire a Talented Team Player to add to our successful family. Must be surgically trained, willing to work hard, and grow with us. Highly competitive salary. Modern, advanced equipment, including PinPointe laser. Terrific opportunity for the right doctor. Signing bonus. Partnership potential. Please send cover letter and CV to: linchpindpm@yahoo.com 
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY 
 
Multi-office podiatry practice in Suffolk County seeks full time associate, leading to partnership. New York State license required. Must be self-motivated and energetic. Competitive compensation package. Please email CV to newpodiatrist@optimum.net
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - NEW YORK- DUTCHESS COUNTY
 
Well rounded podiatry practice includes general podiatric pathology, sports medicine, surgery, and wound care/ limb salvage. Must take call. Currently 6 DPMs and 5 offices. Large number of new patients monthly, digital x-rays, EPAT/shockwave.  Offices located 75 miles north of New York City, in the beautiful Hudson Valley.  Must be willing to relocate to immediate area. Excellent opportunity as 2 senior DPMs continue to cut down. Seeking an associate leading to potential partnership. Please email CV to eriksims@hotmail.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – SOUTHWEST, FL
 
Immediate and July 2020 positions for busy practice in SWFL. ABFAS or ABPM BC or BQ. Athena  EMR, Digital x-rays, Ultrasound, DME. Base salary, plus bonus w extensive benefits. Also 1 fellowship position: ACFAS-approved surgical fellowship open for 2020 yr. MIS, RRA Surgery, Practice Management w over 2400 procedures/650 cases/yr.  Must have foot/RRA ABFAS qualified status by 8/2020.  DrLam@NaplesPodiatrist.com
 
ASSOCIATE PODIATRIST - METROPOLITAN MARYLAND 
 
Established practice (3 locations) looking for a full-time podiatrist with opportunity for partnership. Must be motivated, personable and dedicated to our growing practice. Must have strong skills in wound care, diabetes, general podiatry and surgery. The ideal candidate will be able to merge into an already protocol-based office. State of the art, fully staffed facility including EMR, PadNet, DME, digital x-rays and shoe stores on premises. Staff privileges at 3 local hospitals. Great location close to Washington D.C. and Virginia. Please send CV to marylandpodiatryjobs@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – CENTRAL NEW YORK 
 
Multi-doctor, multi-office podiatric practice looking for a full-time associate to support our growing patient demand. Candidates must be highly motivated, hardworking, and exhibit excellent bedside manner. Competitive salary (base + bonus) offered with benefits. Four season fun abounds in beautiful Central New York. Must be actively seeking Board Certification or already Board Qualified or Board Certified. Send CV to Practice Manager at info@westsidepodiatrycenter.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - WASHINGTON
 
Successful, well rounded multi office podiatry practice with lasers, digital x-rays, mini C-arm imaging, diagnostic ultrasound, diagnostic vascular, shockwave therapy, therapeutic laser and SANEXAS seeking: highly motivated, hard-working podiatrist proficient in forefoot and rearfoot surgery. Compensation 120K base salary + unlimited production bonus, PTO, Health ins, Malpractice coverage, Partnership opportunity, CME credits, Our clinics are located in Kirkland, Everett, Renton. We also visit some nursing homes. Please send CV to seattlefootdoctor@yahoo.com
 
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We are a fast-growing podiatry practice in North Jersey with multiple locations and Doctors.  We are currently looking for a full-time motivated and caring doctor to join our busy practice. Some benefits include: competitive six-figure salary, generous bonus structure, health insurance (including vision & dental), paid vacation time off, paid malpractice insurance and CME time off. Great prospects for experienced doctors as well as new associates. This is an excellent opportunity to expand your Podiatric medical and surgical experience in an office-based practice! If interested, please submit your CV to DrSamofal@PodiatryCenterNJ.com
 
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Physicians Footcare, SC largest provider of foot & ankle services, is seeking a highly skilled and personable physician to join our TEAM.  If you are ready to live, work, and play comfortably; send letter of interest and CV to: scdpmjobs@gmail.com
 
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