By Valerie L. Schade, DPM, FACFAS, FACFAOM
Following a delayed diagnosis of Charcot foot, physicians may turn to surgery to salvage the limb although there are debates surrounding the timing of surgery. This author reviews the impact of Eichenholtz staging upon treatment interventions and weighs the pros and cons of arthrodesis and exostectomy procedures.
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Rodney Stuck, DPM, Brian M. Schmidt, DPM, and Peter Blume, DPM, FACFAS
Dr. Stuck says bioengineered alternative tissues are his first-line treatment for advanced wounds. Drs. Schmidt and Blume say split thickness skin grafts can facilitate rapid wound healing for acute and chronic diabetic foot ulcerations.  
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Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS

Continuing a discussion of the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for patients with wounds, the panelists offer insights on contraindications for HBOT as well as insurance issues. They also debate whether physicians over-utilize or underutilize HBOT.

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CDC: Infection Prevalence Down In Hospitals

A recent CDC report notes that nearly all hospital-related infections experienced “significant reductions” in 2013 at the national level.
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