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Treating Vasculitis Arising From Levamisole-Contaminated Cocaine

Mark B. Ellis, DPM, and William D. Fishco, DPM, FACFAS | 34 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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Managing The Recalcitrant Calcaneal Wound

Guy R. Pupp, DPM, FACFAS, and Anthony LaLama, DPM | 46 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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What You Should Know About Emerging Wound Care Dressings

Cloe Hakakian, BS, and Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS | 39 reads | 0 comments

Selecting the right wound dressing can be challenging given the wide variety of dressings on the market and the different stages of wound healing. Accordingly, these authors discuss an array of modalities ranging from hydrogels and collagen dressings to antimicrobial dressings and the use of advanced adjunctive modalities to help facilitate improved healing.



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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 | 34 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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Utilizing Topical Compounded Medications To Modulate Wound Healing

Allen Jacobs, DPM, FACFAS | 133 reads | 0 comments

Compounding topical medications can help tailor the treatment of wounds to individual patient needs and may offer wound healing effects that are not otherwise available. This author explores how compounded topical medication can reduce pain, stimulate new tissue healing, increase vascular perfusion and decrease bioburden.



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Keys To Treating Venous Leg Ulcerations

Kathya Zinszer, DPM, and Sabina Malhotra, DPM | 63 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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