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  • July 2009 | Volume 22 - Issue 7
    Martin E. Wendelken, DPM, RN, Lee Markowitz, DPM, and Oscar M. Alvarez, PhD
    39,571 reads | 0 comments | 06/29/09
    There may be instances when advanced therapies are contraindicated in elderly patients. In other instances, elderly patients with multiple comorbidities may be wary of the risks of surgical intervention for lower extremity wounds. Accordingly, these authors offer a variety of case studies that illustrate fundamental principles of palliative wound care. ... continue reading
    Lauren Grant, Editorial Assistant
    5,661 reads | 0 comments | 06/26/09
       When it comes to ensuring proper postoperative care for wounds, patient adherence can be a problem. Additionally, many patients may not be able to afford the follow-up visits needed for proper postoperative wound care. However, a convenient package of wound care products may help address these concerns. ... continue reading

    3,064 reads | 0 comments | 06/26/09
    Offloading Solutions    A new shoe may offload diabetic feet to prevent ulcers.    The new Off-Loading Diabetic Shoe by Procare offers trilaminate IMPAX grid insoles, squared toe boxes and a wide foot bed. The manufacturer, DJO, says the insoles help with redistributing the load away from ulcers. ... continue reading
    Bob Baravarian, DPM
    15,895 reads | 0 comments | 06/26/09
       Adult flatfoot may be due to multiple problems including a dysfunctional posterior tibial tendon (PTT), hypermobility and ligamentous laxity, or possibly a coalition that becomes symptomatic. For a vast majority of patients, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) is the cause of symptomatic flatfoot and is the main trigger of surgical reconstruction in flatfoot. ... continue reading
    Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS
    11,480 reads | 0 comments | 06/26/09
       Offloading a wound is a critical component of facilitating optimal outcomes with healing. Accordingly, these expert panelists discuss the use of total contact casting (TCC) to offload diabetic neuropathic wounds as well as the impact of instant total contact casting (iTCC) and other offloading methods.    Q: As far as offloading devices go for diabetic/neuropathic foot ulcers, do you use total contact casting? ... continue reading
    Jodi Schoenhaus, DPM, and Jason Gold, DPM
    127,685 reads | 0 comments | 06/26/09
       Entrapment neuropathy of the tarsal tunnel and its terminal branches is a painful condition, which can be challenging to diagnose given the possibility of concurrent conditions with overlapping symptoms. Heel spur syndrome/plantar fasciitis and entrapment neuropathy often present at the same time. However, it is important to differentiate clearly between the two pathologies as entrapment neuropathy has a distinct history and clinical presentation. ... continue reading
    Clark Schierle, MD, PhD, and Julie Krol, MS, PA-C
    16,084 reads | 0 comments | 06/26/09
       Sharp debridement is a critical step to promote healing and allow the body to repair chronic wounds as naturally and healthily as possible. Removing necrotic tissue and biofilm from the surface of chronic wounds converts chronic wounds into acute ones, effectively “resetting” the wound healing cascade and allowing the healing process to take place. ... continue reading

    4,163 reads | 0 comments | 06/26/09
       I would like to applaud Tracey Vlahovic, DPM, for her article entitled “A Guide to Biopsy Techniques for Skin Neoplasms” (see page 50–56 in the May issue of Podiatry Today). Any information that turns attention to the skin biopsy in podiatric literature is sorely needed. ... continue reading

    7,660 reads | 0 comments | 06/26/09
    Study Cites Link Between Higher Triglycerides And Diabetic Neuropathy By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor    A recently published study in Diabetes suggests a correlation between elevated triglyceride levels and diabetic neuropathy, lending credence to the idea that hyperlipidemia is a factor in the progression of diabetic neuropathy. ... continue reading
    Gerit Mulder, DPM, MS, FAPWCA, and Daniel K. Lee, DPM, FACFAS
    8,457 reads | 0 comments | 06/26/09
    Biological extracellular matrices may play a valuable role in reducing potential complications and facilitating improved wound healing. Accordingly, these authors review the literature, discuss key considerations with the use of these products in chronic wounds, and share their insights on the potential of an emerging xenograft. ... continue reading