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What You Should Know About Emerging Wound Care Dressings

Cloe Hakakian, BS, and Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS | 1633 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 | 1444 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 | 881 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.




Diabetes Watch »

Can Ultrasound Debridement Facilitate Biofilm Removal From Diabetic Foot Ulcers?

Melinda Bowlby, DPM, and Peter Blume, DPM, FACFAS | 872 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




Dermatology Diagnosis »

Diagnosing And Treating A Scaling Interdigital Rash

William Fishco, DPM, FACFAS | 592 reads | 0 comments

A 39-year-old female presented to my office with the chief complaint of a rash between her big toe and second toe for a six-month duration. She described the itch as severe at times. The patient noticed tiny blisters that would pop and express a clear fluid. Ultimately, she would have scaling of skin where the blisters were located.




Orthotics Q&A »

Exploring New Horizons In Orthotics Research

Guest Clinical Editor: Steven King, DPM, CPed | 474 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.