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Dr. Melody Stouder Published in Journal of Foot and Ankle Research

Dr. Melody Stouder, of the Hagerstown division, was recently published in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. In her article titled "Correlating Pre-Operative MRI Measurements of Metatarsal Osteomyelitis with Surgical Clean Margins Reveals the Need for a One Centimeter Resection Margin," the researchers discuss how due to high incidence of forefoot ulcerations, there has been an increased demand for partial ray amputations. From their research, they gathered that their protocol had effective and meaningful results. They write "By performing a 1 cm resection margin proximal to the metatarsal osteomyelitis the proximal margin rate was reduced to clinically meaningful levels. These preliminary findings support using a 1 cm resection margin when performing any form of metatarsal amputation, to reduce the risk of residual osteomyelitis post-operatively." Read the entire published article here. Congratulations on your publication, Dr. Stouder!

Dr. Howard Osterman Goes on Air

Listen in as Dr. Howard Osterman is interviewed by Freakonomics radio! Learn more about your feet by tuning into your local radio station listed below, or click through to the podcast to listen now. For Washington, DC. tune to FM 88.5 Sunday at 1 p.m. to hear the interview on air. To find your local listing, click here: [embed]http://freakonomics.com/podcast/these-shoes-are-killing-me/[/embed]

September is PAD Awareness Month

PAD Awareness Month (Peripheral artery disease) is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries-- mostly commonly in the legs. PAD is easily diagnosed in a simple, painless way. Learn more about PAD by scheduling an appointment with one of our local podiatrists. PAD awareness month Peripheral Arterial Disease Feet Disease Foot Doctors

Dr. Mitchell Waskin Appears on TV

One of the newest FASMA doctors of the Richmond division, Mitchell Waskin, DPM, appeared on Virginia This Morning to talk about balance issues in aging adults. Watch the video to learn some quick, but helpful, exercises that you can do to improve your balance and prevent falls.   [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDIu4H4Ep0c#action=share[/embed]