Mindi Feilmeier, D.P.M., FACFAS

Mindi Feilmeier
Position(s)
Assistant Professor College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Clinician Foot and Ankle
Clinic Appointment 515-271-1731
Email mindi.feilmeier@dmu.edu
Education
  • D.P.M, Des Moines University
  • B.S., Buena Vista University
  • Residency: Trinity Regional Medical Center Fort Dodge, IA 2005-2007
Certifications
  • American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery-Board Certified in Foot and Rearfoot/Ankle Reconstructive Surgery
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Fellow
  • American Podiatric Medical Association, Member and Young Physician Liaison to the Board of Trustees
  • Iowa Podiatric Medical Society, Board Member
  • Iowa Podiatric Licensure Board Member

My research interest in the field of foot and ankle medicine and surgery is broad, involving all aspects of foot and ankle clinical practice and surgical procedures.  The focus of my research is primarily on the outcome of commonly performed treatments of foot and ankle ailments, both conservative and surgical.   I enjoy taking current procedures and or treatments and systematically reviewing them to make sure that we are using the most up to date, biomechanically sound, and evidenced based options available to us in the care of our patients.

Publications

Dayton P, Kauwe M, Feilmeier M. Is Our Current Paradigm for Evaluation and Management of the Bunion Deformity Flawed? A Discussion of Procedure Philosophy Relative to Anatomy. J Foot Ankle Surg 54(1):102-111, 2014

Dayton P, Feilmeier M, Hunziker B, Nielson, T, Reimer R. Reduction of the Intermetatarsal Angle Following First Metatarsal Phalangeal Arthrodesis: A Systematic Review. J Foot Ankle Surg 53(5):620-623, 2014

Dayton P, Kauwe M, Holmes C, Feilmeier M, McArdle A, Hensley N. Observed Changes In Radiographic Measurements of the First Ray Following Frontal and Transverse Plane Rotation of the Hallux; Does the Hallux Drive the Metatarsal in a Bunion Deformity?  J Foot Ankle Surg 53(5):584-7, 2014

Dayton P, Feilmeier M, Hensley, N. Minimally invasive repair of calcaneal fractures using external fixation: A technique guide and literature review. J Foot Ankle Surg 53(3): 376-  382, 2014

Dayton P, Kauwe M, Kauwe J, Feilmeier M, Hirschi, J. Observed Changes in Radiographic Measurements of the First Ray Following Frontal Plane Rotation of the First Metatarsal in a Cadaveric Foot Model. J Foot Ankle Surg 53(3): 274-278, 2014

Feilmeier M, Dayton P, Sedberry S, Reimer RA. Incidence of Surgical Site Infection in the Foot and Ankle With Early Exposure and Showering of Surgical Site: A Prospective   Observation. J Foot Ankle Surg 53(2): 173-175, 2014

Dayton P, Kauwe M, Feilmeier M. Clarification of the Anatomic Definition of the Bunion. J Foot Ankle Surg 53(2): 160-163, 2014

Feilmeier M, Dayton P, Wienke J. Reduction of the Intermetatarsal Angle after First Metatarsophalangeal joint Arthrodesis in Patients with Hallux Valgus. J Foot Ankle Surg 53(1): 29-31, 2014

Dayton P, Kauwe M, Kauwe J, Feilmeier M, Hirschi J. Observed Changes in the First Metatarsal and Medial Cuneiform Positions Following First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthrodesis. J Foot Ankle Surg 53(1): 32-35, 2014

Dayton P, Feilmeier M, Coleman N. Principles of management of growth plate fractures in the foot and ankle. Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery 30(4):583-598, 2013

Dayton P, Prins D, Smith D, Feilmeier M. Effectiveness of a locking plate in preserving midcalcaneal length and positional outcome after Evans calcaneal osteotomy: A retrospective pilot study. J Foot Ankle Surg 52(6):710-13, 2013

Dayton P, Feilmeier M, Sedberry S. Does postoperative showering or bathing of a surgical site increase the incidence of infection? A systematic review of the literature. J Foot Ankle Surg 52(5):612-4, 2013

Dayton P, Feilmeier M, Kauwe M, Hirschi J. Relationship of frontal plane rotation of the first metatarsal to proximal articular set angle and hallux alignment in patients having tarsal  metatarsal arthrodesis for hallux abducto valgus: A case series and critical review of the literature. J Foot Ankle Surg 52(3):348-54, 2013

Dayton P, Wienke JC Jr, Prins DB, Haulard JP, Feilmeier MJ, Wiarda C. Measurement of mid- calcaneal length on plain radiographs: reliability of a new method. Foot Ankle Spec 4(5):280- 3, 2011

Manuscript/Poster Podium Presentations

Dayton P, Coleman N, Feilmeier M, Ranum R. Range of Motion After First Metatarsal Phalangeal Replacement Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review. DMU Research Symposium, December 2014 (Presented by N Coleman, won top resident presentation).  Selected for poster presentation at ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference, February 2015.

Feilmeier M, Dayton P, Weinke J. Reduction of the Intermetatarsal Angle after First MPJ Arthrodesis in Patients with Hallux Valgus. ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference,   Orlando, FL, February 2014, Presenting Author.

Dayton P, Kauwe M, Kauwe J,  Feilmeier M,  Hirschi J.Observed Changes in the First Metatarsal and Medial Cuneiform Position Following First Metatarsal Phalangeal Joint Arthrodesis. ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference, Orlando, FL, February 2014.

Dayton P, Kauwe M, Kauwe J, Feilmeier M, Hirschi, J. Observed Changes in Radiographic Measurements of the First Ray Following Frontal Plane Rotation of the First Metatarsal in a Cadaveric Foot Model. ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference, Orlando, FL, February 2014.

Poster Presentations

Mitchell T, Whitehouse P, Dayton P, Feilmeier M. Comparison of Outcomes and Complications for Internal and External Fixation for Charcot Reconstruction: A Systematic Review. Heartland Podiatry Conference 2014, 1st Place. Selected for presentation at ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference, February 2015.

Dayton P, Kauwe M, Feilmeier M. Measurement of Metatarsal Supination Required to Anatomically Align the First Metatarsal Phalangeal Joint in a Modified Lapidus Arthrodesis. DMU Research Symposium, December 2014.  (Presented by M Kauwe, won top resident poster). Selected for presentation at ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference, February 2015.

Kindred K, Gardner J, Feilmeier M, McClinton S. Inter-rater Reliability of Ankle Plantar Flexor Isokinetic Testing.  Heartland Podiatry Conference, October 2014; DMU Research Symposium, December 2014

Dayton P, Kauwe M, Holmes C, Feilmeier M, McArdle A. The Observed Changes in Radiographic Measurements of the First Ray Following Rotation of the Hallux: A   Cadaveric Study. DMU Research Symposium, December 2013; APMA National Meeting, Hawaii 2014, 2nd place.

Feilmeier M, Dayton P, Sedberry S, Reimer RA. Does getting sutures wet postoperatively increase the incidence of infection? A Prospective Study. ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference, Orlando, FL, February 2014; DMU Research Symposium December 2013.