Volume 20 - Issue 5 - May 2007

Wound Care Q&A »

Inside Insights On Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Clinical Editor: Lawrence Karlock, DPM | 8553 reads | 0 comments

Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) can have a positive effect on wound healing. These panelists detail what types of wounds can benefit from the technology, when to consider negative pressure and how various NPWT devices compare to one another.

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What has been your general impression and experience with using negative pressure wound therapy for lower extremity wounds?

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Surgical Pearls »

Can Custom Bone Pegs Facilitate Effective Treatment Of Nonunions?

By Devon Glazer, DPM | 4748 reads | 0 comments

Nonunions can be difficult to address with any patient.



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Scope Of Practice: Where Things Stand

By Robert J. Smith, Contributing Editor | 13750 reads | 0 comments

Ambiguity and inconsistency seem to reign when it comes to the podiatric scope of practice in different states. This author consults leading DPMs in the legal battles over podiatric scope of practice and whether a uniform national scope of practice can be a viable solution.



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Can Foot Orthoses Help Improve Postural Control?

By Douglas H. Richie Jr., DPM | 11278 reads | 0 comments

Emphasizing an increased awareness of those who may be at risk for fall injuries, this author discusses key elements in facilitating one's balance and reviews key studies to assess the potential impact of foot orthoses in improving balance.



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How To Address Subtalar Joint Instability

By Lowell Weil Jr., DPM, MBA | 34980 reads | 0 comments

Emphasizing careful assessment of the etiology and underlying contributing factor to subtalar joint instability, this author reviews pertinent conservative and surgical options for treating this conditin in children and adults.



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How To Manage Venous Stasis Ulcers

By Tamara D. Fishman, DPM | 30083 reads | 1 comments

Given the poor healing rates, high recurrence and castly nature of venous stasis ulcerations, this author offers a primer on key clinical signs, helpful insights on compression and wound care modalities, and underscores the importance of appropriate referrals.



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