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  • March 2008 | Volume 21 - Issue 3
    A diabetic patient on dialysis presented with a non-healing great toe wound with exposed bone. A study submitted to the SAWC found a 19.5 annual incidence of ulceration in diabetic patients on hemodialysis.
    Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor
    4,695 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Two abstracts, which will be presented at the upcoming Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC), seek to address the impact of dialysis upon diabetic wound healing and the long-term mortality rates of those who undergo non-traumatic amputation. For the one abstract’s retrospective review, researchers evaluated 150 patients with diabetes on hemodialysis. These patients had 30 months of follow-up for foot ulcers, infections, amputations and death. The abstract authors sought to determine if the patients received “standard preventative care” consistent with patien... continue reading
    Ronald A. Sage, DPM
    16,797 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    This MRI is of a 48-year-old patient who presented complaining of numbness in the ball of his right foot. He said he had more pain with rest than with activity.
    Dina Stock, DPM, Cory Baxter, DPM, James Sferra, MD, Christopher Herbert, DPM, and Elizabeth Baracz, BS
    23,682 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Tarsal tunnel syndrome is an entrapment of the posterior tibial nerve or its branches within the tarsal tunnel.1 This syndrome is most frequently unilateral as opposed to carpal tunnel syndrome in the upper extremity, which is typically bilateral.2 Keck and Lam first described the term “tarsal tunnel syndrome” in 1962.3,4 Malaisé first described the clinical signs and symptoms of tarsal tunnel syndrome in 1918. Some of the symptoms include numbness or tingling in the soles of the feet and toes or a burning pain in the ankles.... continue reading
    Here one can see a hallux ulcer in a foot with hallux limitus. The ulcer healed in two months after surgeons performed a Keller arthroplasty to reduce the plantar pressure.
    Lee C. Rogers, DPM
    11,764 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    The World Health Organization and the International Diabetes Federation have stated that up to 85 percent of diabetic lower extremity amputations are preventable. There are approximately 82,000 diabetes-related lower extremity amputations (LEA) annually at an estimated cost of over $11 billion.1,2 Eighty-five percent of amputations are preceded by a foot ulcer.3 Diabetic foot ulcers are caused by neuropathy, deformity and repetitive microtrauma.4 The treatment of diabetic foot ulcers may cost the United States healthcare system as much as $19 billion ... continue reading