Volume 14 - Issue 12 - December 2001
Armed with the latest research and their own intriguing case studies, these authors take a closer look at limb salvage procedures and assess whether they are viable
alternatives to amputation.
By Jonathan E. Moore, DPM, MS, Lawrence Harkless, DPM and George Liu, DPM
Over 50 years ago when Dr. Elliot Joslin asked Dr. Leland McKittrick to evaluate the surgical options for his diabetic patients, there were few alternatives. Dr. McKittrick later became one of the pioneers of the transmetatarsal amputation, which, at that time, was referred to as the “diabetic operation.”1 It would b
By Jonathan E. Moore, DPM, MS
When it comes to microbiologic monitoring of a wound, qualitative and quantitative cultures are the most commonly used techniques. In the outpatient wound care environment, you would generally obtain qualitative cultures As we all know, the swab method is easy, inexpensive and is a non-invasive method that gives you specific information about bacterial contamination in the superficial wound. In addition to the class and type of bacterial organism grown from this qualitative culture, the degree of contamination has been reported as very light, light, moderate a
Getting paid promptly and properly is never easy. However, this renowned expert offers insights that can help you improve office efficiency, navigate through the red tape of managed care and ultimately bolster incoming revenue streams.
Way back when, in pre-managed care times, physicians could expect to be paid their fees in full. Unfortunately, with the advent of the managed care era, times have changed and certainly not for the better for DPMs. Physicians, who had previously maintained an “arm’s distance” from third party payers (preferring to deal directly with their patients), ha