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Keys To Treating Venous Leg Ulcerations

Kathya Zinszer, DPM, and Sabina Malhotra, DPM | 1004 reads | 0 comments

Venous leg ulcers are a severe outcome of chronic venous insufficiency, making it crucial to have an appropriate treatment plan. These authors highlight their three-pronged approach to treating venous leg ulcerations, emphasizing assessment of the ulcer, compression techniques and educating patients.




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Treating Vasculitis Arising From Levamisole-Contaminated Cocaine

Mark B. Ellis, DPM, and William D. Fishco, DPM, FACFAS | 823 reads | 0 comments

Researchers have noted an increasing incidence in both cutaneous vasculopathy and levamisole-contaminated cocaine. Accordingly, these authors describe the diagnosis and treatment of lower extremity vasculitis caused by use of the adulterated narcotic.




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Investigating The Wound Healing Potential Of A New Amniotic Membrane Graft

Eric J. Lullove, DPM, CWS, FACCWS | 510 reads | 0 comments

This author discusses how the use of an innovative human amniotic membrane graft enhanced healing in three patients with lower extremity wounds.




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Managing The Recalcitrant Calcaneal Wound

Guy R. Pupp, DPM, FACFAS, and Anthony LaLama, DPM | 1919 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 | 1318 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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