Volume 26 - Issue 3 - March 2013

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When A Venous Ulcer Leads To A Rigid Varus Ankle Deformity

Damien Dauphinée, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS, FACCWS, CWS-P | 4781 reads | 0 comments

This author details the treatment of a patient’s rigid varus deformity, which caused calluses and wounds, and prevented her from wearing shoe gear.

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Can The Extensor Digitorum Brevis Muscle Flap Help Salvage A Diabetic Limb With Osteomyelitis?

Ronald Belczyk, DPM, AACFAS, and Visoth Chan, DPM | 12031 reads | 0 comments

These authors discuss the use of the distally-based, extended extensor digitorum brevis muscle flap for limb salvage in a patient with diabetes and osteomyelitis of the great toe.

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Current And Emerging Insights On Treating Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Peter Bregman, DPM, FAENS, FACFAS, and Pasquale Cancelliere, DPM | 14051 reads | 0 comments

Given the serious consequences of neuropathy for the millions with diabetes, it is vital for physicians to have a full armamentarium of treatment options. These authors detail the finer points of surgical nerve decompression, pharmacologic agents and other emerging treatments.

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Understanding The Biomechanics Of The Transmetatarsal Amputation

Gabriel V. Gambardella, DPM, and Peter A. Blume, DPM, FACFAS | 15234 reads | 0 comments

In a thorough review of the literature on the transmetatarsal amputation in patients with diabetes, these authors discuss keys to proper patient selection, essential biomechanical aspects of the procedure, when adjunctive procedures can have an impact and tips on post-op shoe gear.

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Can Bracing Have An Impact For The Charcot Foot?

Alan Banks, DPM, FACFAS | 9434 reads | 1 comments

Although surgical reconstruction can be effective for patients with Charcot, not every patient is an appropriate candidate for surgery. Accordingly, this author explores the potential of employing various forms of bracing, including ankle foot orthoses and patellar tendon bracing, in patients with Charcot foot.

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Keys To Addressing MRSA In The Diabetic Foot

Suhad Hadi, DPM, FACFAS, and Randy Garr, DPM | 19127 reads | 0 comments

As diabetic infections continue to evolve and become more resistant to antibiotics, having a comprehensive treatment plan for methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is crucial. These authors present a guide to current antibiotic options and offer two illuminating case studies of patients with diabetes and MRSA.

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