Volume 25 - Issue 3 - March 2012

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Social Media: Can It Be Beneficial For Your Practice?

Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor | 7097 reads | 0 comments

How can social networking market your practice to the public? What should you and your staff post, and what should you avoid posting? In addition to answering these questions, a few experts offer insights on how sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn can help practices connect with patients and potentially increase referrals.



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Can Angiosome-Based Revascularization Have An Impact In Limb Salvage?

Desmond Bell, DPM, CWS, FACCWS | 16713 reads | 2 comments

This author details the case of a 71-year-old patient who had reperfusion procedures for occlusions at the dorsalis pedis and posterior tibial arteries, and subsequently had transmetatarsal and below-knee amputations.



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Emerging Evidence On Treatment Of The Diabetic Charcot Foot

Lee C. Rogers, DPM, and Robert G. Frykberg, DPM, MPH | 22028 reads | 2 comments

Given the challenges of managing the diabetic Charcot foot, the chairmen of a recent international Charcot foot task force review the task force’s recommendations on diagnosing this syndrome and also discuss consensus findings on medical and surgical management.



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Transitioning To Advanced Therapies For DFUs: Are Four Weeks And 50 Percent The Magic Numbers?

Chanel Houston, DPM, Samirah Mohammed, DPM, and Peter A. Blume, DPM, FACFAS | 9250 reads | 0 comments

When do you make the transition to advanced modalities for diabetic foot ulcers? With this question in mind, these authors discuss key diagnostic pointers and offer salient insights from the literature on when physicians should consider advanced modalities to facilitate improved healing and outcomes.



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Keys To The Diagnostic Workup For Patients With Diabetic Foot Infections

Valerie L. Schade, DPM, AACFAS, and Nathan S. Higa, DPM, AACFAS | 14528 reads | 0 comments

Delays in diagnosing diabetic foot infections can increase the risk of complications. Accordingly, these authors offer a closer look at pertinent principles in the diagnostic workup ranging from insights on the patient history and physical exam to key tips on laboratory studies and imaging studies.



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Managing Equinus In Patients With Diabetes

Patrick DeHeer, DPM, FACFAS, and Brandon Borer, DPM | 9882 reads | 0 comments

Although equinus is reportedly “the most profound causal agent in foot pathomechanics,” the phenomenon has yet to be addressed fully in the diabetic foot. Accordingly, these authors discuss the definition of equinus and offer insights on the efficacy of stretching, night splints, a new bracing option, tendo-Achilles lengthening and gastrocnemius recession.



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