Can Oasis (Porcine Small Intestine Submucosa) Have An Impact For Pyoderma Gangrenosum?

Tracey Vlahovic DPM
8/27/13 | 3285 reads | 0 comments
Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare, non-infectious neutrophilic dermatosis that results in painful, recurrent necrotizing ulcerations. The condition causes painful ulcerations, with a characteristic appearance of a violaceous undermined border, mainly on the lower extremity. The etiology is poorly understood and there is no defined treatment protocol. Read More.

Podiatric Dermatology Quiz: Can You Identify This Lesion?

Tracey Vlahovic DPM
7/25/13 | 2874 reads | 3 comments
Can you identify the lesion in the photo on the left? Read More.

Podiatric Dermatology Quiz: What Is Your Diagnosis Of This Disorder?

Tracey Vlahovic DPM
6/26/13 | 3196 reads | 4 comments
Can you identify the condition in the photo on the left? An eruption of lichenified or excoriated nodules, these lesions are thought to arise from incessant scratching or repeated rubbing. Various conditions ranging from atopic dermatitis and obstructive biliary disease to diabetes and chronic renal failure may predispose individuals to this condition. Read More.

Ensuring Your Patients Get A Safe Pedicure This Summer

Tracey Vlahovic DPM
5/29/13 | 3279 reads | 0 comments
As sandal season rapidly approaches, our patients will rush to the nail salons. My current and former students know that I am an anti-pedicure kind of gal and a fan of Death by Pedicure by Robert Spalding, DPM (http://justfortoenails.com/death_by_pedicure.html ). Read More.

When Rashes Do Not Seem To Respond To Treatment

Tracey Vlahovic DPM
4/29/13 | 2690 reads | 0 comments
All of us have experienced a patient whose red, scaly rash has not responded to our prescription topical therapy. Not only is this challenging to us as practitioners but also to the patient. Failure to respond to conventional therapy warrants a skin biopsy. Read More.

Podiatric Dermatology Quiz: What Is Your Diagnosis Of This Rash?

Tracey Vlahovic DPM
1/28/13 | 3889 reads | 3 comments
Can you identify the condition in the photo on the left? This systemic vasculitis is characterized by purpura, abdominal pain, hematuria and arthritis. Approximately 75 percent of cases occur in children under the age of 12. The rash primarily involves the lower extremities and buttocks. Which of the following is your diagnosis? a) Morphea b) Henoch-Schonlein Purpura c) Pigmented Purpuric Dermatoses Read More.

Podiatric Dermatology Quiz: What Is Your Diagnosis Of This Lesion?

Tracey Vlahovic DPM
12/3/12 | 3323 reads | 4 comments
Can you identify the lesion in the photo on the left? Read More.

Can A Novel Felt Pad Help Offload Plantar Ulcers?

Tracey Vlahovic DPM
10/29/12 | 3610 reads | 1 comments
On my recent journey to the Society for Chiropodists and Podiatrists 100th Anniversary Conference and Exhibition in Glasgow, Scotland, I saw the exhibit hall display for Hapla (Cuxson Gerrard) felt. My U.K. mentor, Dr M. Tariq Khan, PhD, uses this in his podiatric clinic. When I spent time training with Dr. Khan years ago, he introduced me to the Hapla 3D system. Read More.

Podiatric Dermatology Quiz: Can You Identify This Condition?

Tracey Vlahovic DPM
9/26/12 | 3974 reads | 6 comments
Can you identify the condition in the photo on the left? Read More.