Closing A Chronic DFU At A TMA Site

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Ronald Guberman, DPM, Lida Faroqi, DPM, and Joseph Spencer, DPM

   The ulcer remains fully closed to date without recurrence. The patient is ambulatory and active, and is currently using diabetic prescription shoe gear with a custom filler and foot orthosis.

   Dr. Guberman is the Program Director of the Podiatric Residency and Wound Care Fellowship at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

   Dr. Faroqi is a Wound Care Fellow at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

   Dr. Spencer is a second-year resident at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Ed Arkanssays: December 13, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Suggestion: Once the infection is controlled, add arterial pump therapy to assist the dermal graft with increased blood flow and to open collateral arteries for a more permanent answer to the PAD and prevent future breakdown.

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