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Reducing Shear Pressure To Facilitate Healing Of A Dorsal Foot Wound

Lakshmi K. Shankhdhar, MD, PGDND, DMRE, MAMS, FICN, FHMI (Boston), Kshitij Shankhdhar, MBBS, MD, Dip Diab, FICN, FAPWCA, Uma Shankhdhar, MBBS, DND, DDM, and Smita Shankhdhar, MBBS, MUPMA, MICN | 3,155 reads | 0 comments | 04/28/2016

These authors address the impact of shear forces in the treatment of a dorsal ulcer initially caused by a toe ring worn by a 61-year-old patient.

Can Peak Plantar Shear Help Predict Diabetic Foot Ulcers?

Brian McCurdy, Managing Editor | 2,214 reads | 0 comments | 02/23/2017

Compression And Venous Stasis Ulcers: What You Should Know

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS | 2,501 reads | 0 comments | 09/07/2016

Podiatrists commonly encounter venous stasis ulcers in wound care centers. Approximately 6 million patients experience these ulcers annually in the United States and treatment costs are approaching $2.5 billion with 2 million lost workdays annually.1

Key Insights On HBOT For Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Eric Espensen, DPM, and Kayla Y. Song, DPM | 3,592 reads | 0 comments | 09/22/2016

In the vast field of wound care, many treatment options exist. The main goal is to heal open ulcerations as quickly as possible.

A Closer Look At Simple Surgical Solutions For Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Monica H. Schweinberger, DPM, FACFAS | 1,839 reads | 0 comments | 03/21/2017

Ulcers of the toes and forefoot in patients with diabetes are sometimes difficult to heal or keep healed.

What The Current Research Reveals About Utilizing Amnion/Chorion Allografts For Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Charles M. Zelen, DPM, FACFAS, and Thomas Serena, MD | 1,347 reads | 0 comments | 06/19/2017

Treating Diabetic Foot Ulcers Like An Aggressive Cancer

David G. Armstrong DPM MD PhD | 3,405 reads | 0 comments | 01/01/2016

When we tackle the problem of diabetic foot ulcers, the idea is not just the mortality. The idea is that diabetes is like cancer but we do not tend to treat diabetes like cancer and we should be. We should be communicating and using the same language in terms of morbidity and mortality as we do with cancer. When we look at the data from a new study, the mortality rate is similar to the rate of very aggressive cancer.1

Overcoming The Challenges Of Offloading Neuropathic Plantar Foot Ulcers

Alison J. Garten DPM | 1,969 reads | 0 comments | 11/11/2015

We all have had the challenge of trying to determine the best way to offload patients who are either non-adherent or unable to have appropriate offloading. I have been treating a young male who has neuropathy and an undiagnosed neurologic disease.

The left lower extremity with the plantar ulceration is the “good” foot. This extremity allows him to continue to ambulate. The other lower extremity is weak and has limited function.

Could Micro-Autografts Have Potential In Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers?

Wayne J. Caputo, DPM, FACFAS, and George J. Fahoury, DPM, FACFAS | 3,401 reads | 0 comments | 02/22/2016

The goal of wound management is to attain cost effective wound closure to reestablish function.1 This is especially true with lower extremity wounds that are debilitating and often lead to a temporary or permanent disability.

Keys To The Workup For Chronic Ulcers In Patients Referred By Other Physicians

David Swain, DPM | 3,069 reads | 0 comments | 07/25/2016

Due to the expertise of podiatric physicians in treating lower extremity wounds, other physicians may refer patients with chronic ulcers to DPMs.