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  • October 2002 | Volume 15 - Issue 10
    By David G. Armstrong, DPM, and Gary M. Rothenberg, DPM, CDE
    11,228 reads | 0 comments | 10/03/02
    Yes, maggots are inexpensive, practical and can facilitate the use of other modalities, says David G. Armstrong, DPM. I remember bringing up the issue of using maggots to help debride a particularly intractable wound with one of my great mentors, Bill Todd, DPM, who is now with the Dr. William A. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Finch University. What was his response? “Armstrong … Those damn critters have a hell of a lot less education than we’ve wasted on your sorry cranium. I should hope that you can at least learn to debride a wound as well as one of them.” While I ofte... continue reading
    By Brian McCurdy, Associate Editor
    7,423 reads | 0 comments | 10/03/02
    “Diabetic foot disease is truly a global problem. Every patient of whatever race, with diabetes of whatever type, is at potential risk for developing foot problems,” noted Andrew Boulton, MD, during his keynote address, “The Diabetic Foot: A Global View,” at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Podiatric Medical Association in Seattle. Introduced by legendary Paul Brand, MD, Dr. Boulton cited rising prevalence rates of diabetes and alarming statistics in other countries. Dr. Boulton strongly emphasized the need for better education on the causes of diabetic foot ulcers, treat... continue reading