Paul Dayton, D.P.M., M.S., FACFAS

Position(s)
Assistant ProfessorCollege of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Assistant Professor, College of Podiatric Medicine and SurgeryStudent Research Mentors
Office Phone 515-271-7853
Email paul.dayton@dmu.edu
Education
  • D.P.M., M.S., California College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Residency, Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Santa Clara, CA
  • B.S., Arizona State University
Certifications
  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery, Diplomat
  • Iowa Podiatric Medical Association, Member, Board of Trustees
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Podiatric Medical Association, Member
Awards and honors

2014 – Manuscript Competition American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Meeting

2013 – Visiting Lecturer of the Year, Des Moines University, College of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery

2004 – Manuscript Award of Excellence, Honorable Mention American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Meeting

Valedictorian Class of 1988, California College of Podiatric Medicine

American Association of Hospital Podiatrists Award, California College of Podiatric Medicine

Outstanding Student in Orthopedics Award, California College of Podiatric Medicine

Pi Delta Honor Society, California College of Podiatric Medicine

Areas of Expertise

Paul Dayton earned his doctor of podiatric medicine degree and master’s in podiatric medical education at the California College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco. Board-certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery in foot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery, he practices with UnityPoint Clinic in Fort Dodge, where he also is the director of Trinity Regional Medical Center’s podiatric medicine and surgery residency. He has held a variety of clinical and administrative appointments, including at the California College of Podiatric Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, DMU/CPMS, Trimark Physicians Group and the Iowa Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners. A board member and past president of the Iowa Podiatric Medical Association, Dr. Dayton has co-authored many peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and has presented numerous national and international lectures. He has served as section editor for the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery for the past five years.

Dayton P, Feilmeier M., Kauwe, M.: Is Our Current Paradigm for Evaluation and Management of the Bunion
Deformity Flawed?: A discussion of procedure philosophy relative to anatomy. (Manuscript in progress)

Feilmeier M, Dayton P, Hagenbucher J.: Healing of Evans Calcaneal Osteotomy Using B-­‐TCP. (IRB Complete, Manuscript in progress)

Feilmeier M, Dayton P, Kindred K, Gardner J, Reimer RA. Functional recovery after gastrocnemius recession in individuals with equinus-­‐related disorders: A quasi-­‐experimental study including a non-­‐surgical, matched control group. (Grant funded research in progress)

Dayton P, Coleman N, Feilmeier M. Ranum, R.: Range of Motion After First Metatarsal Phalangeal Replacement
Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review. (Manuscript in progress)

Dayton P, Feilmeier M, Coleman, N. Johnk, H.: Measurement of Ankle Joint Dorsiflexion: Clarification of Proper
Foot position. (Application for IRB)

Dayton P.: Biplanar Plating for Small Bone Surgery: A Mechanical Evaluation. (In Progress)

Dayton P, Feilmeier M, , N.: Comparison of Internal and External Fixation for Charcot Reconstruction: A Systematic Review (Manuscript in Progress)

Dayton P, Feilmeier M, Coleman, N.: Minimally Invasive Repair of Fibula Fractures. (Manuscript in progress)

Dayton P, Coleman N, Feilmeier M.: B-­‐Tricalcium phosphate for bone grafting in the foot and ankle: A Critical
Review. (Manuscript in progress)

Feilmeier M, Dayton P, Hagenbucher J.: DBM for bone grafting in the foot and ankle: A critical Review.
(Manuscript in progress)

Publications

Dayton P.  (Guest Editor) Achilles Tendon Disorders. Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery April 2017

Dayton P. Weslosky J. Anatomy and Blood Supply. In Achilles Tendon Disorders, Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery April 2017

Dayton P. Letter Regarding: Radiographic Evaluation of Intermetatarsal Angle Correction Following First MTP Joint Arthrodesis for Severe Hallux Valgus. Foot & Ankle International 2016, Vol. 37(11) 1187

Dayton P, Feilmeier M, Cifaldi A, Kauwe M, Johnk H, Roberts B, Reimers R.: Comparison of Transverse and Coronal Plane Stability at the First Tarsal-Metatarsal Joint with Multiple Screw Orientations Foot & Ankle Specialist 2016

Dayton P., Hatch D. Scanlan, S, Ferguson, J., Smith B, Santrock, B.: Comparison of the Mechanical Characteristics of Small Bi-Planar Plating Technique to Single Plate and Screw Models. J. Foot & Ankle Surgery, March 2016

Dayton, P, Kauwe, M, Didominico L, Feilmeier M, Reimers R.: Quantification of First Metatarsal Rotation in Metarsus Primus Adducto Valgus.  J. Foot and Ankle Surgery November 2015

 Dayton P, Feilmeier M., Thompson, M., Whitehouse, P., Reimers, R: Comparison of Internal and External Fixation for Charcot Reconstruction: A Systematic Review. J. Foot and Ankle Surgery June 2015

Dayton P, DeVries, J., Landsman, A., Meyr, A., Schweinberger, M.: ACFAS clinical Consensus Statement: Perioperative Prophylactic Antibiotic Use in Clean Elective Foot Surgery. J Foot and Ankle Surgery, 2015

Dayton P, Feilmeier M, Sedberry S. Complications of Suture Techniques for Bunion Correction: A systematic review. JFAS 2015

Dayton P, Feilmeier M., Kauwe, M.: Is Our Current Paradigm for Evaluation and Management of the Bunion Deformity Flawed?: A discussion of procedure philosophy relative to anatomy. J Foot and Ankle Surgery 54(1), 2014

Rodriguez, E., Bowen, M., Cherkashin, A., Samchukov, M., Frania,S., Dayton, P., Nelson, P.  Ilizarov method of fixation for the management of pilon and distal tibial fractures in the compromised diabetic patient: A technique guide. The Foot and Ankle Online Journal 7 (2), 2014

Dayton P, Kauwe M, Holmes C, Feilmeier M, McArdle A, Coleman, N. Observed Changes in Radiographic Measurements of the First Ray Following Valgus Rotation of the Hallux: A Cadaveric Study.  J Foot Ankle Surgery, 53(5), 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 Surgery 53(3), 2014 

Dayton P, Kauwe M, Kauwe J, Feilmeier M, Hirschi. Radiographic Analysis of Frontal Plane Rotation of the First Metatarsal in a Cadaveric Model.  J Foot Ankle Surgery 53(3), 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 Sites: A Prospective Observation. J Foot and Ankle Surgery 53(2), 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 Surgery 53(1), 2014

Dayton P, Kauwe M, Feilmeier M. Clarification of the anatomic definition of the bunion. J. Foot Ankle Surgery 53(2), 2013

Feilmeier M, Dayton P, Wienke JC Jr. Reduction of the Intermetatarsal Angle after First MTPJ Arthrodesis in Patients with Hallux Valgus. J Foot and Ankle Surgery 53 (1), 2013

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. J Foot and Ankle Surgery 53(1), 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  and Ankle Surgery 52(6), 2013

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), 2013                

Dayton P, Feilmeier M, Sedberry S. Does getting sutures wet postoperatively increase the incidence of infection? A systematic review of the literature. J Foot Ankle Surg 52(5), 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), 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

Dayton P, Prins DB, Hensley N, Weinke J Jr.  A User Friendly Method of Pin Care For External Fixation. Foot Ankle Spec 4(6): 370-2, 2011

Dayton P, Haulard JP. Hallux Varus as a Complication of Foot Compartment Syndrome. J Foot Ankle Surg 50(4): 504-6, 2011

Dayton P, Wienke J. The extended knee hemilithotomy position for gastrocnemius recession. J Foot Ankle Surg, 49(2): 214-6, 2010

Dayton P, Smith D. Dorsal Suspension Stitch: an alternative stabilization for flexible hammer digit syndrome. J Foot Ankle Surg 48(5): 602-5, 2009                         

Dayton P, McCall A. Early weight bearing after first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis: A retrospective observational case analysis. J Foot Ankle Surg 43(3): 156-9, 2004

Dayton P, Glynn A, Rodgers W. Use of the Z osteotomy for tailor bunionectomy. J Foot Ankle Surg 42(3): 167-9, 2003

Dayton P, LoPiccolo J, Kiley J. Reduction in the intermetatarsal angle after first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis in patients with moderate and severe metatarsus primus adductus. J Foot Ankle Surg 41(5): 316-9, 2002

Dayton P, Glynn A, LoPiccolo J.  Medial Incision Approach to the First Metatarsophalangeal JointJ Foot Ankle Surg 40(6): 414-7, 2001

Dayton PD, Griffiths T. Biwinged Closure for Cutaneous Defects. J Foot Ankle Surg 35(3): 244-9, 1996

Dayton PD, Risser J. Handgun Injuries to the Foot: Treatment of Low-Velocity, High Energy Wound Types. J Foot Surg 29(4): 309-17, 1990 

Goldman F, Dayton P, Hansen, C. Renal cell carcinoma metastasis to the foot. Case report and literature review. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 79(12): 618-25, 1989

Dayton PD, Goldman FD, Barton E. Compartment Pressure in the Foot: Evaluation of Normal Values and Measurement Technique.  J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 80(10): 521-5, 1990

Goldman FD, Dayton PD, Hansen CJ. Compartment Syndrome of the foot. J Foot Surg 29(1): 37-43, 1990.

Dayton P, Pallidino S. Electrical stimulation for the treatment of cutaneous ulcerations: A literature review. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 79(7): 318-21, 1989

Dayton P., Wolfe J, Croy z, Tocci S, Richter I: Benefits of Minimally Invasive Calcaneal Fracture Reduction Podiatry Today Article January 2017

Sorensen M, Cooper T, Dayton P, Smith B: Round Table Discussion – Hallux Valgus, Are We Really Getting it Correct? Foot & Ankle Specialist, Volume 9 (2) 2016

Dayton P, McGlamry M,. Postoperative Management Following Ankle Arthroscopy. ACFAS E-Book 2016

Dayton P, Medoncino R, (Editors): The Art and Science of Orthobiologics for the Foot & Ankle: A Critical Analysis and Practical Applications. ACFAS E-book 2017

Dayton P, Kauwe M,: Biologic effects of fixation in The Art and Science of Orthobiologics for the Foot & Ankle: A Critical Analysis and Practical Applications. ACFAS E-book 2017

Dayton P, Johnk H,: Non-Structural Calcium Grafts and Bioactive Glass in The Art and Science of Orthobiologicsfor the Foot & Ankle: A Critical Analysis and Practical Applications. ACFAS E-book 2017

Dayton P, Kauwe M.: The Third Plane of the Bunion: Frontal Plane Rotation of the First Metatarsal. Lower Extremity Review, May 2015

Feilmeier M, Dayton P.: Identifying Foot & Ankle Pathologies. Today’s Geriatric Medicine, vol 8, #3 2015

Daly N, Dayton P. Vascular Emergencies in the Foot. Foot and Ankle Trauma, 2nd edition, edited by Scurran B, 1996

Dayton P, Bouche R. Compartment Syndromes in the Lower Extremity. Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Lower Extremity, edited by Oloff L, Saunders 1994

Goldman F, Dayton P. Complications of Clubfoot Treatment. Foot and Ankle Disorders in Children, edited by DeValentine S, Churchill-Livingstone, London and New York 1992

Goldman F, Dayton P. Common Foot Disorders. Current Therapy in Emergency Medicine, edited by Callaham M, B.C. Decker Inc., Philadelphia, 199