Essential Insights On Surgical Management Of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Crystal L. Ramanujam, DPM, MSc, John J. Stapleton, DPM, FACFAS, and Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS | 11,492 reads | 0 comments | 11/21/2014

Diabetic foot ulcers can lead to an array of complications including osteomyelitis and soft tissue infection. Surveying the research and relying on clinical experience, these authors provide a guide to surgically managing diabetic foot ulcers to reduce the risk of re-ulceration and complications.

Assessing The Evolution Of Advanced Products For Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Adam Landsman, DPM, PhD, FACFAS | 5,317 reads | 0 comments | 10/22/2014

Over the last 20 years, the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers has advanced beyond our greatest expectations.

Rectifying Inadequate Debridement And Delayed Tissue Repair In Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Gerit Mulder, DPM, PhD, MS, FRCST, MAPWCA | 6,273 reads | 0 comments | 02/20/2015

Are We Overdoing It With Antibiotics When Treating Osteomyelitis In The Diabetic Foot?

David G. Armstrong DPM MD PhD | 3,061 reads | 2 comments | 12/05/2014

Are we overmedicating patients with osteomyelitis in the diabetic foot? A new study in Diabetes Care suggests this is the case, noting that a six-week antibiotic regimen works just as well a 12-week course.1

How Combining Two Meetings Will Enhance Treatment Of The Diabetic Foot

David G. Armstrong DPM MD PhD | 3,800 reads | 0 comments | 03/27/2015

I recently returned from co-chairing the annual Diabetic Foot Global Conference (DFCon) meeting after attending many exemplary sessions. This meeting was so extraordinary this year both for its novelty and its breadth. We had sessions that covered a full range of innovations for the diabetic foot. There were talks on the latest in wearable exoskeletons, which I believe will in the not too distant future help our patients out of bed and also help them be more stable and active at home.

Are DPMs Underusing The TCC To Offload Diabetic Foot Ulcers?

David G. Armstrong DPM MD PhD | 1,987 reads | 0 comments | 07/15/2014

Despite the evidence supporting the efficacy of total contact casts (TCC) to offload diabetic foot ulcers, podiatric physicians may not be putting this evidence into practice, according to a recent study.

Can Ultrasound Debridement Facilitate Biofilm Removal From Diabetic Foot Ulcers?

Melinda Bowlby, DPM, and Peter Blume, DPM, FACFAS | 9,705 reads | 0 comments | 07/23/2014

A patient with diabetes mellitus has a 15 to 25 percent chance of developing a diabetic foot ulcer during his or her lifetime.1 Once the patient with diabetes develops an ulcer, there is an even higher rate of ulcer recurrence at 50 to 70 percent over five years.1    Diabetic foot ulcers are n

Emphasizing The Fundamentals And Patient Education In Diabetic Foot Care

Perry Mayer, MB, BCh, CCFP | 6,174 reads | 0 comments | 08/20/2014

Treating the diabetic foot is relatively straightforward. We need to ensure that blood flow is adequate, eradicate infection, eliminate pressure from the wound site and regularly remove the dead and devitalized tissue from the affected area. If we do all those things, the wound heals. It really is that simple.    

Are We Making Progress In Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers?

David G. Armstrong DPM MD PhD | 3,275 reads | 0 comments | 10/17/2014

Acknowledging the high failure rate in healing diabetic foot ulcers and preventing lower extremity amputations, a recent study in Advances in Therapy acknowledges an “urgent need for new treatment strategies.”1 Are we meeting that need or has our progress halted?

Can A Hybrid Imaging Technology Be Beneficial In Diagnosing And Monitoring Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis?

Javier La Fontaine, DPM | 4,626 reads | 0 comments | 12/30/2014

The global prevalence of diabetes mellitus is rising with a global estimate of 366 million people diagnosed with the disease in 2011 and expert predictions that 552 million individuals will be diagnosed with diabetes worldwide by 2030.1