Volume 26 - Issue 8 - August 2013

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Pertinent Insights On The Posterior Approach To Hindfoot Arthrodesis

Jeffrey E. McAlister, DPM, and Christopher F. Hyer, DPM, MS | 7447 reads | 0 comments

These authors discuss an innovative approach to a complicated pathology in a 44-year-old patient who had an extensive intraosseous talar cyst with joint involvement.

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Treating Checkrein Deformities After Trauma

Todd Haddon, DPM, Lewis Freed, DPM, and Kate Johnson, DPM | 7553 reads | 0 comments

These authors detail the treatment of a 23-year-old patient who presented with a big toe that would not straighten three and a half years after a car accident.

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Current And Emerging Modalities In Wound Debridement

Thomas Belken, DPM, and Neal Mozen, DPM, FACFAS | 10795 reads | 0 comments

Given the important role of debridement in facilitating successful wound healing, these authors discuss pertinent issues concerning the timing and degree of debridement, and offer their perspectives on debridement modalities ranging from enzymatic agents to ultrasonic debridement and hydrosurgery.

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Keys To Managing Postoperative Wound Infections

Ryan Fitzgerald, DPM, FACFAS | 9117 reads | 0 comments

In a thorough review of the literature on surgical site infections, this author shares insights on key risk factors, discusses current concepts and controversies with preventative measures, and offers a salient overview on common pathogens.

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Emerging Insights On Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Karen Shum, DPM, and Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS | 10147 reads | 0 comments

Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has become an indispensable tool for wound care for many physicians. These authors examine the research on NPWT, evaluate the newest devices on the market and provide guidance for getting reimbursement.

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Essential Principles In Treating Diabetic Forefoot Ulcers

Jason R. Hanft, DPM, FACFAS, Daniel Hall, DPM, and Mikkel Jarman, DPM | 10155 reads | 0 comments

In addition to emphasizing the correlation between gait abnormalities and diabetic forefoot ulcerations, these authors discuss the impact of equinus and motor sensory neuropathy, how diabetes affects wound healing and keys to successful offloading.

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