Volume 26 - Issue 8 - August 2013
Given the increasing numbers of diabetic wounds among the populace and the complex environment of wounds, it is crucial to have a grasp of effective topical treatment options that can facilitate healing. These authors discuss factors that affect wound healing as well as treatment options ranging from hydrogel dressings and calcium alginate to split thickness skin grafts, foams and biologics.
News and Trends »
Diabetes Watch »
The past few years have produced a plethora of studies, publications and lectures on the combination of diabetes and peripheral vascular disease, and their impact upon the lower extremities. One recent study looking at over 600 patients with diabetic foot ulcers and severe peripheral arterial disease (PAD) who did not have revascularization found that one-third of patients died unhealed.1
Orthotics Q&A »
Dermatology Diagnosis »
A 66-year old Caucasian male with a history of controlled diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, psoriasis, obstructive sleep apnea and post-traumatic stress disorder received a referral by dermatology to our surgery department. The referral was for surgical treatment of a suspicious lesion in the left hallux.