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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By Patrick A. DeHeer, DPM, Faye-Rose Grebenyuk, DPM, and David Yeager, DPM
A talectomy with or without tibiocalcaneal arthrodesis may provide a viable option for patients with Charcot neuroarthropathy of the ankle. Accordingly, these authors discuss the indications and timing for talectomy, offer surgical pearls and review results from the literature.
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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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