Volume 25 - Issue 7 - July 2012

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When A Vitamin D Deficiency Complicates Bunion Surgery

Matthew Claxton, DPM | 7818 reads | 0 comments

With a look at the current research, this author offers insights on addressing the bone healing issues resulting from vitamin D deficiency in a 19-year-old patient with bunions.

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Treating A Calcaneal Avulsion Fracture In A Patient With Poor Bone Quality

Nicholas J. Bevilacqua, DPM, FACFAS | 9130 reads | 0 comments

This author details the surgical treatment of a calcaneal avulsion fracture in a 59-year-old patient with poor bone quality, who later required revisional surgery consisting of excision of fracture fragment and reattachment of the Achilles tendon.

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A Closer Look At Combination Therapy For Chronic Wounds

Patricia Kim, DPM, and John M. Giurini, DPM | 10131 reads | 0 comments

The advent of advanced treatments has made it possible for chronic wounds to benefit from a wide range of combined modalities. With a closer look at the research and an illuminating case study, these authors examine the efficacy of wound dressings, skin substitutes, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and other therapies.

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A Guide To Current And Emerging NPWT Modalities

Adam Isaac, DPM, and David G. Armstrong, DPM, PhD, MD | 12837 reads | 0 comments

In addition to assessing the mechanisms and impact of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in lower extremity wound care, these authors discuss the advent of fluid installation therapy in thwarting complications, recent literature on the use of the modality for closed incision sites and wounds secondary to traumatic fractures, and the potential of portable NPWT for small wounds.

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How To Assess The Bacterial Burden Of DFUs

Guy Pupp, DPM, FACFAS, and Robert Koivunen, DPM | 12044 reads | 0 comments

The presence of biofilm can complicate the treatment of chronic wounds. Accordingly, these authors survey the literature for physiological insights on biofilm development, discuss diagnostic challenges and emphasize judicious use of antibiotics to help ensure optimal outcomes.

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Essential Insights On Treating Chronic Venous Stasis Ulcers

Nanjin J. Park, DPM, Latricia Allen, DPM, MPH, Guosheng Gu, MD, and Vickie R. Driver, DPM, MS, FACFAS | 25626 reads | 0 comments

Given the common and chronic nature of venous stasis ulcers, these authors offer salient diagnostic insights, keys to selecting appropriate wound care dressings and a guide to choosing optimal compression modalities. They also emphasize the importance of patient education in reducing the risk of recurrence.

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