By Adam Landsman, DPM, PhD, FACFAS
Over the last 20 years, the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers has advanced beyond our greatest expectations. The amount of technology that has been dedicated to closing ulcers and saving feet and legs is staggering. Every few years, we have a major breakthrough that advances the field of limb salvage.  
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By Jennifer Mulhern, DPM, Nicole Protzman, MS, and Stephen Brigido, DPM, FACFAS
Biologic scaffolds have gained increasing popularity for the repair and reconstruction of soft tissues in the foot and ankle. These grafts possess an inherent tensile strength, which supports suture retention and mechanical reinforcement while also providing a 3D scaffold for cellular repopulation.
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Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS
Continuing a discussion of bioengineered alternative tissues (BATs), these panelists discuss precautions to take before using BATs and when to avoid using them. They also offer their advice on approaching any new BATs that arrive on the market.
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