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  • July 2003 | Volume 16 - Issue 7
    By John H. McCord, DPM
    2,083 reads | 0 comments | 07/03/03
    I always like to spend a few minutes getting acquainted with patients who are new to my practice. I start by reading the face sheet on the chart before entering the examination room. This tells me where the patient lives and works, and the reason for the visit. It also lets me know about the patient’s general health. A new patient came to my office a few months ago. The chart told me she was 46 years old, had come from a town about 70 miles from my clinic and had bunions. Most of the medical questions were left blank. It was obvious she didn’t like filling out forms. I don’t either so ... continue reading

    27,420 reads | 0 comments | 07/03/03
    Yes, these authors say tissue replacements can facilitate shorter healing times and reduce the risk of complications from chronic wounds. By Jason R. Hanft, DPM, Andre Williams, DPM, Constantine Kyramarios, DPM, and Kerry Temar, DPM, MS The goals in treating diabetic foot ulcers are to obtain wound closure as quickly as possible, lower the probability of amputation and decrease recurrent ulcerations. Timely healing is important because the longer a diabetic foot ulcer remains unhealed, the greater the risk for infection, hospitalization and progression of the ulcer to require lim ... continue reading
    By Brian McCurdy, Associate Editor
    5,463 reads | 0 comments | 07/03/03
    Does your insurance provider cover extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) for musculoskeletal indications like plantar fasciitis? Some providers may re-examine their coverage, following a decision by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Technology Evaluation Center to reverse its recommendations on the scientific efficacy of the therapy. After evaluating several studies, the center found shock wave treatment does not meet its criteria for coverage. The recent assessment reverses a December 2001 recommendation that shockwave therapy met the criteria of improving health outcomes. The Techno ... continue reading
    By Alan J. Cantor, DPM, CWS
    13,426 reads | 0 comments | 07/03/03
    The wound care industry has produced and marketed a flurry of new options for clinicians in a very short period of time. Indeed, some experts wonder whether this has created confusion among clinicians, further widening the gap between academic clinicians and those who are in everyday community or office settings.1 As Professor Terence Ryan pointed out, “There is a difference between the ‘gold standards’ of the elite and the logistics of providing care in the environments of those with limited access to expertise.”2 A February 2002 survey of podiatrists in the Un ... continue reading