By Charles M. Zelen, DPM, FACFAS, and Thomas Serena, MD

The use of amnion/chorion allografts on chronic DFUs is more effective for jump-starting the healing process and closing the wound than amnion allografts alone due to the collaborative biomechanical properties of the combined graft, the abundance of pro-healing growth factors and proteins, and the preservation technique that retains all biological functions.

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By Kevin Ragothaman, DPM, Tammer Elmarsafi, DPM, MBBCh, and Paul J. Kim, DPM, FACFAS

Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is an established adjunctive treatment for chronic wounds with a robust body of support in the literature. These authors discuss emerging indications for NPWT, including the use of negative pressure with instillation, over closed incisions and in possibly enhancing the efficacy of split thickness skin grafts.

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By Richard L. Blake, DPM

What kind of impact can maximalist shoes have on an athlete’s biomechanics? With this question in mind, this author discusses the makeup of maximalist footwear, the influence upon foot strike, biomechanical assessment and how all of these factors can impact maximalist shoewear recommendations for athletes.

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