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  • December 2013 | Volume 26 - Issue 12
    E. Giannin Perez, DPM, MS, and Khurram H. Khan, DPM, FACFAS
    5,423 reads | 0 comments | 11/22/13
    Wound healing is a challenging task for any podiatric physician, especially for our high-risk patients with diabetes. Uncontrolled diabetes has consequences for all aspects of the body but is especially detrimental to wound healing. Patients with diabetes have a 15 to 25 percent lifetime risk of developing foot ulcers and their annual treatment costs are estimated to be about $30,000.1 ... continue reading

    2,072 reads | 0 comments | 11/22/13
    A number of existing classification systems for threatened lower extremities gauge patients’ ischemia but can fail to consider factors such as tissue loss or the extent of infection. A new system, recently published online in the Journal of Vascular Surgery, proposes to classify at-risk limbs with a broader range of criteria. ... continue reading

    1,854 reads | 0 comments | 11/22/13
    I am a podiatric physician and surgeon, and have been in practice for 43 years. As a past president of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and professor at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine teaching a course in podiatric biomechanics, I have observed many articles that have been written in Podiatry Today. ... continue reading