Volume 24 - Issue 1 - January 2011

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January 2011

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Are Silver Dressings Worth The Expense?

By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor

While there are a fair number of wound dressings that utilize the antibacterial properties of silver, a new study in Advances in Skin and Wound Care suggests the only difference between silver dressings and a less expensive gauze dressing may be the cost.



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New Products January 2011

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New Graft For Diabetic Foot Ulcers

A new acellular graft may help facilitate healing in patients with diabetic foot ulcers and soft tissue repairs.



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Differentiating Between Benign And Malignant Bone Tumors

Marc Dolce, DPM, FACFAS, and Nicholas Brown, DPM, FACFAS | 23319 reads | 0 comments

Lower extremity bone lesions can have an intricate presentation as well as overlapping characteristics shared by benign and malignant bone tumors. Given these challenges, these authors discuss the pros and cons of different imaging modalities, and offer key insights on a variety of bone lesions ranging from osteosarcomas and fibrosarcomas to osteoblastomas and unicameral bone cysts.



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A Novel Approach To Treating Lisfranc Fractures

Bradley P. Abicht, DPM, Elizabeth J. Plovanich, DPM, and Thomas S. Roukis, DPM, PhD, FACFAS | 22150 reads | 0 comments


Given the potential for debilitating complications with Lisfranc fractures, the authors discuss the advantages of closed reduction with percutaneous screw fixation and offer a step-by-step guide to the procedure.



Surgical Pearls »

Exploring The Potential Of Procedures That Address Venous Ulcer Etiology

Jodi Schoenhaus, DPM | 8962 reads | 0 comments


The complexity of venous ulcerations leads to prolonged healing and doubt. Clinicians have traditionally treated venous wounds with debridement, multi-layer compression dressings and skin grafts.



Diabetes Watch »

A Closer Look At New Developments In Diabetes

David A. Farnen, BS, and Stephanie C. Wu, DPM, MSc | 8614 reads | 0 comments


The prevalence of diabetes is increasing rapidly and is expected to reach epidemic proportion over the next decade. Recent research estimates that the number of people diagnosed with diabetes will rise from 23.7 million to 44.1 million between 2009 and 2034.1 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) further predict that up to one-third of U.S. adults could have diabetes by 2050 if Americans continue to gain weight and avoid exercise.2