Volume 20 - Issue 7 - July 2007

News and Trends »

Harkless Heads Up New Podiatry School

By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor | 10358 reads | 0 comments

The podiatry profession will welcome its ninth college under the leadership of a DPM with decades of experience in education.

Letters »

Another View On Scope Of Practice Challenges

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I recently read the article, “Scope of Practice: Where Things Stand” (see page 36, May issue). I had to refrain from laughing when I compare the problems with scope of practice in the United States to what the situation is in Ontario. Indeed, a brief historical overview of the situation of podiatrists in Ontario is warranted so your American readers can appreciate our frustration.

Diabetes Watch »

A Closer Look At The Research Behind MIRE Therapy

By Lawrence Lavery, DPM, MPH | 12672 reads | 0 comments

Monochromatic infrared light energy (MIRE) therapy is controversial. Do you prescribe this therapy? How can infrared light reverse sensory neuropathy or heal ulcers?

Wound Care Q&A »

Expert Pointers On Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Clinical Editor: Lawrence Karlock, DPM | 23680 reads | 0 comments

Given the increasing use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) to spur wound healing, our expert panelists return for the second part of this Q&A discussion on NPWT (see “Inside Insights On Negative Pressure Wound Therapy,” page 24, May issue). They offer specific pearls on the use of NPWT, how to combine the modality with skin grafts and silver dressings, and tips for avoiding wound maceration.

Q: Do you have any pearls for using negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT)?
Eric Travis, DPM, utilizes VAC therapy (KCI) mostly at 125 mmHg of continuous suction. For a fragile w

Surgical Pearls »

How To Achieve Improved Results With The Chopart Amputation

By Gordon Zernich, CP, Tomas Dowell, CPO/LPO, Gary M. Rothenberg, DPM, FACFAS, and Michael M. Cohen, DPM, FACFAS | 27892 reads | 0 comments

Feature »

Emerging Vascular Approaches For Healing Diabetic Ulcers

By David E. Allie, MD | 9054 reads | 0 comments

Given the severe ramifications associated with the combination of critical limb ischemia (CLI) and diabetic foot ulcers, this author emphasizes the potential impact of revascularization procedures in reducing the number of lower extremity ampulations. Accordingly, he offers a closer looks at recent advances in this arena and their place within the armentarium for CLI

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