Volume 23 - Issue 8 - August 2010

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Expert Insights On Dispensing Wound Care Products In The Office

Animesh Bhatia, DPM, CWS | 12279 reads | 0 comments

Dispensing wound care products in the office can facilitate patient convenience, patient adherence and a better continuity of care that fosters improved outcomes. Accordingly, this author provides an overview of products that could be dispensed to patients in the office as well as insights on inventory management, coding and reimbursement.



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Current Concepts With The Ponseti Technique

Edwin Harris, DPM, FACFAS | 24017 reads | 0 comments

Sharing insights from the literature as well as clinical experience, this author discusses key casting principles of the Ponseti technique, the notion of age restrictions with this treatment option, its effectiveness in children with neuromuscular disorders and whether the Ponseti technique can be beneficial for other orthopedic conditions in infants.



Point-Counterpoint »

Is High Pressure Better Than Low Pressure For NPWT?

Quan Ngo, MBBS(Hons), Anand Deva, BSc(Med), MBBS(Hons), MS, FRACS, and Ryan Fitzgerald, DPM, AACFAS | 10185 reads | 0 comments

Yes.

These authors say high pressure NPWT can positively affect edematous wounds or unstable wounds, and works well with hydrophilic dressings or barrier dressings.

By Quan Ngo, MBBS(Hons), and Anand Deva, BSc(Med), MBBS(Hons), MS, FRACS

Over a decade ago, Fleischmann, Morykwas and their respective colleagues first introduced negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT).1,2 Their early work confirmed the effectiveness of NPWT in enhancing healing in both human and animal models.



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A Closer Look At Ultrasonic Debridement

Martin E. Wendelken, DPM, RN, Lee Markowitz, DPM, and Oscar M. Alvarez, PhD | 18237 reads | 0 comments

Can ultrasonic debridement facilitate improved wound healing? Sharing insights from their clinical experience as well as the literature, these authors discuss the mechanism of ultrasonic debridement, how it compares to other debridement methods and offer perspectives on the advantages and weaknesses of ultrasonic debridement.



Orthotics Q&A »

Emerging Concepts In Orthoses For Patients With Diabetes

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Our expert panelists discuss whether reducing shear in patients with diabetes is comparable to reducing plantar pressure, when to change insoles and the optimum insole depth, and the future of computer-aided design for orthoses.

Q:

What is the role of “shear” in orthoses for patients with diabetes? Is “shear reduction” the new plantar pressure reduction?



Diabetes Watch »

Combating The Impact Of Oxygen Free Radicals On DFU Healing

Jeffrey A. Niezgoda, MD, FACHM, FAPWCA, Kimberly Eldridge, RN, CWS, Richard Millis, PhD, Milton Kondiles, DPM, and Rebecca D. Snarski, PhD | 11820 reads | 0 comments

For those with diabetes, careful management of blood sugar is imperative to prevent any number of complications, including those that contribute to poor wound healing, which is so common in diabetes.