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  • September 2008 | Volume 21 - Issue 9
    This photo shows a deep anterior ankle wound with exposed tendon eight days after GraftJacket application. Surgeons secured the graft with skin staples and treated the wound adjunctively with NPWT.
    By Nicholas J. Bevilacqua, DPM, and Robert M. Greenhagen, DPM
    21,256 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that diabetes now affects nearly 24 million people in the United States. Foot ulcers will affect up to 25 percent of people with diabetes during their lifetime.1 People with diabetes have a 30-fold higher lifetime risk of undergoing a lower extremity amputation in comparison to those without diabetes.2 A foot ulcer precedes a lower extremity amputation 85 percent of the time.3 Diabetic foot problems are a major burden to society and come at great costs to the healthcare system. Prevention of fo... continue reading
    By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor
    4,505 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Melanoma incidence has been on the rise in Caucasians, especially women, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Researchers speculate that this may be due to increasing ultraviolet ray exposure.    The authors analyzed Caucasian patients in the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program between 1973 and 2004. Researchers calculated annual age-adjusted incidence and mortality rates of invasive cutaneous melanoma among men and women ages 15 to 39. ... continue reading
    Here one can see an ischemic ulcer in a patient with diabetes. The authors say the endovascular approach to the ischemic diabetic foot has lead to a 96 percent one-year limb salvage rate at their institution. (Photo courtesy of Jonathan Moore, DPM, and Pa
    By Francesco Serino, MD, and Yimei Cao, MD
    7,490 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    In the early 1980s, LoGerfo opened the window of limb salvage in critical stages of diabetic atherosclerosis by fighting the misconception of microangiopathy that had previously prevented attempts to bypass arterial lesions in diabetic foot.1 He produced evidence that revascularization of distal diabetic arterial occlusions can be successful. This evidence in turn gave a fundamental push to expand and improve techniques of distal bypass.2,3 ... continue reading