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Utilizing Topical Compounded Medications To Modulate Wound Healing

Allen Jacobs, DPM, FACFAS | 2047 reads | 0 comments

Compounding topical medications can help tailor the treatment of wounds to individual patient needs and may offer wound healing effects that are not otherwise available. This author explores how compounded topical medication can reduce pain, stimulate new tissue healing, increase vascular perfusion and decrease bioburden.




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Treating Vasculitis Arising From Levamisole-Contaminated Cocaine

Mark B. Ellis, DPM, and William D. Fishco, DPM, FACFAS | 1103 reads | 0 comments

Researchers have noted an increasing incidence in both cutaneous vasculopathy and levamisole-contaminated cocaine. Accordingly, these authors describe the diagnosis and treatment of lower extremity vasculitis caused by use of the adulterated narcotic.




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Investigating The Wound Healing Potential Of A New Amniotic Membrane Graft

Eric J. Lullove, DPM, CWS, FACCWS | 947 reads | 0 comments

This author discusses how the use of an innovative human amniotic membrane graft enhanced healing in three patients with lower extremity wounds.




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Managing The Recalcitrant Calcaneal Wound

Guy R. Pupp, DPM, FACFAS, and Anthony LaLama, DPM | 2494 reads | 0 comments

Although calcaneal ulcers complicated by osteomyelitis can seem destined for amputation, judicious multidisciplinary management can save a limb. These authors review key risk factors and potential complications, assess treatment options including the subtotal calcanectomy, and emphasize the merits of multidisciplinary care with a compelling limb salvage case study.




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Can Ultrasound Debridement Facilitate Biofilm Removal From Diabetic Foot Ulcers?

Melinda Bowlby, DPM, and Peter Blume, DPM, FACFAS | 1030 reads | 0 comments

A patient with diabetes mellitus has a 15 to 25 percent chance of developing a diabetic foot ulcer during his or her lifetime.1 Once the patient with diabetes develops an ulcer, there is an even higher rate of ulcer recurrence at 50 to 70 percent over five years.1




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Exploring New Horizons In Orthotics Research

Guest Clinical Editor: Steven King, DPM, CPed | 654 reads | 0 comments

These expert panelists expound on maximalist footwear and orthoses for combat boots for soldiers. They also discuss whether orthotics can reduce negative work and under what circumstances runners should be allowed to wear orthoses in competition.




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