By James McGuire, DPM, PT, CPed, FAPWHc, and Jeffrey D’Alessandro, BS

Given the complexity of biofilm in lower extremity wounds, these authors offer a closer look on how biofilm develops, keys to eradicating biofilm and emerging modalities that may have an impact in the future.

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By Kazu Suzuki, DPM, Ryan Lockhart, BS, and Zoe Birnbaum, BS

A significant number of wound care patients may present to your office with chronic pain present for more than three months. These authors provide a guide to treating patients with mild, moderate and severe pain, and review key principles in prescribing and monitoring opioid use.

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By David Hatch, DPM, and David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD

Recent literature has suggested that split-thickness skin grafts (STSGs) have a growing role in wounds, particularly in the diabetic foot. These authors provide practical pearls for preparing the STSG application site, harvesting the graft and applying the graft successfully.

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