Volume 20 - Issue 5 - May 2007
Wound Care Q&A »
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.
What has been your general impression and experience with using negative pressure wound therapy for lower extremity wounds?
Surgical Pearls »
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.
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.
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.