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Managing The Recalcitrant Calcaneal Wound

Guy R. Pupp, DPM, FACFAS, and Anthony LaLama, DPM | 2061 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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August 2014

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As the federal government cracks down on nosocomial infections and injuries, one-quarter of the hospitals in the United States will reportedly lose some of their Medicare funding.




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Should You Consider Using Bioengineered Alternative Tissues Over Tendon And Bone?

Caitlin S. Garwood, DPM, and Paul J. Kim, DPM, MS, FACFAS | 1461 reads | 0 comments

Given the inherent obstacles with complex lower extremity wounds, the need for immediate coverage and possible risks with using flaps and pedicles, these authors explore the potential of employing bioengineered alternative tissues in wounds with exposed tendon and bone.




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What You Should Know About Emerging Wound Care Dressings

Cloe Hakakian, BS, and Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS | 1646 reads | 0 comments

Selecting the right wound dressing can be challenging given the wide variety of dressings on the market and the different stages of wound healing. Accordingly, these authors discuss an array of modalities ranging from hydrogels and collagen dressings to antimicrobial dressings and the use of advanced adjunctive modalities to help facilitate improved healing.




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Utilizing Topical Compounded Medications To Modulate Wound Healing

Allen Jacobs, DPM, FACFAS | 1453 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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Understanding The Nuances Of Negotiating Physician Contracts

Jon A. Hultman, DPM, MBA, CVA | 893 reads | 0 comments

Whether you are starting out in a podiatry practice, haggling over a managed care contract or selling a practice you’ve had for years, there are many factors that go into being a savvy negotiator. Accordingly, this author focuses on strategies that address both the economic and emotional issues that play a part in negotiating physician contracts.