Current Insights On The Multidisciplinary Treatment Of Necrotizing Fasciitis
- Volume 27 - Issue 7 - July 2014
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Necrotizing fasciitis requires a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. In this case, internal medicine, infectious disease, radiology and podiatric surgery staff provided rapid diagnosis and early surgical intervention. Improved technology, such as installation therapy together with NPWT, allowed this patient to recover and return to normal life.
Dr. Davidson is in private practice with Podiatry Affiliates, PC, in New York State. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.
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