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Healing Post-Op Amputation Wounds

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS | 541 reads | 0 comments

Following amputation, patients can sometimes experience difficulty in healing their wounds. These expert panelists explore what leads to delayed amputation wound healing, successful offloading strategies and how to facilitate the healing of transmetatarsal amputations.




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Point-Counterpoint: Should You Perform Minimal Incision Or Extensile Lateral Incision For Calcaneal Fractures?

Keith D. Cook, DPM, FACFAS, and Matthew L. German, DPM; George F. Wallace, DPM, MBA | 966 reads | 0 comments

Minimal incision. Keith D. Cook, DPM, FACFAS, and Matthew L. German, DPM, note that using a minimal incision can facilitate anatomic reduction for calcaneal fractures and leads to fewer post-op complications than the extensile lateral incision.

Extensile lateral incision. George F. Wallace, DPM, MBA, cites the extensile lateral incision’s versatility and direct visualization, saying the technique is a necessary foundation for other methods of calcaneal fracture surgery.




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New Products July 2014

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An innovative new system may be just the thing to facilitate improved fixation for common lower extremity procedures.




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Mastering The Akin Osteotomy

Neal Blitz, DPM, FACFAS | 1798 reads | 0 comments

Although the Akin osteotomy has limited use as an isolated procedure for surgeons, it is still a valuable adjunct procedure. This author explores when to perform an isolated Akin and which procedure to choose, offers a guide to effective fixation and discusses how to address an overcorrected Akin.




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Emerging Concepts In The Etiology Of Charcot Joints

John D. Miller, BS, Jonathan Shih, BS, Michelle Zhubrak, DPM, Nicholas A. Giovinco, DPM, and David G. Armstrong DPM, MD, PhD | 2078 reads | 0 comments

With new developments in the research on Charcot neuroarthropathy, these authors examine emerging research findings on osteoclastic activity, the RAGE pathway and cytokine recruitment, and share insights on current imaging tools and treatment modalities.




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Current Concepts In Treating Hypertrophic Scars And Keloids

Arash Taheri, MD, Farah Moustafa, BS, Parisa Mansoori, MD, and Steven R. Feldman, MD, PhD | 1773 reads | 0 comments

Given that a keloid or hypertrophic scar may cause disfigurement, pruritus, pain and contractures that can result in deformity and disability, prevention is the first and most important step in the management of these scars. These authors discuss the pathophysiology of scar formation, risk factors, keys to prevention and available treatments for keloids or hypertrophic scars.