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  • July 2006 | Volume 19 - Issue 7

    3,352 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Treating Wounds From Every Angle Patients can now use two tested wound care products in a spray emulsion form.    Accuzyme and Panafil are perfect for elderly patients, particularly those who suffer from arthritis, according to Healthpoint, the manufacturer of both products. The spray emulsion format does not require direct contact from the patient or person applying the enzymatic debridement products. Healthpoint says the “no touch” application may reduce the chance of infection and help prevent disturbing the wound bed.    Healthp... continue reading
    Here one can see a histological crosssection of the human plantar skin at six times magnification using hematoxylin and eosin staining techniques. (Photo courtesy of Linda Walters, PhD)
    By Paul J. Kim, DPM, Karolina S. Dybowski, BS, and John S. Steinberg, DPM
    38,731 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
       The medical management of wounds today is vastly different than wound management was a few years ago. Evidence-based research has provided the practitioner with new technologies that can predictably heal wounds that previously would have threatened limb loss.    The team approach to complex wound management has been widely embraced and many communities now have referral centers and hospital-based teams that provide multidisciplinary care. With an estimated 20.8 million people in the United States now affected by diabetes and a 15 percent lifetime incidence ... continue reading
    Interphlex Flexible Stabilization Rods are indicated for hammertoe correction. They maintain toe length by stabilizing and preserving the joint space, notes the manufacturer OsteoMed.
    By Anthony Leone, Special Projects Editor
    3,991 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
       While many surgeons may opt for traditional arthroplasty, those who are looking for improved stability may want to consider the use of Interphlex Flexible Stabilization Rods.    Comprised of 80-durometer medical grade silicone, the Interphlex rods help maintain toe length by stabilizing and preserving the joint space, according to the product’s manufacturer OsteoMed, Inc. The company notes the stiffness of the rods addresses toe migration while the spacer provides stability of the joint space.    OsteoMed says the Interphlex rods are indi... continue reading
    Here one can see multiple ischemic ulcers on the dorsal aspect of the left foot. Skin mottling is present along with epidermolysis.
    By Guy Pupp, DPM, FACFAS, and Chad Westphal, DPM
    82,497 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
       Diabetes is clearly an epidemic in this country. According to the most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 18.2 million people in the United States have the disease and 1.3 million new cases are diagnosed each year. Foot infection is the most common reason for lower extremity amputation and leads to billions of dollars a year in hospitalization costs in this country alone.    Despite becoming almost commonplace, diabetic foot infections are often mismanaged, particularly with regard to antibiotics. The solution to this pro... continue reading
    By John H. McCord, DPM
    2,488 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
       I always seem to have a small following of patients who have fallen through the cracks of health insurance coverage. My practice policy is “No Financial Barriers to Care.” In other words, we take care of them and provide care according to their needs.    Dean was a perfect example of a patient falling through the cracks. He presented in my office seven years ago with a crushed foot. He was trying to move a bull into a corral and a beast that weighed around 800 pounds stepped on his left foot.    Dean was 63 years old and had stopped wor... continue reading