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A Closer Look At The Newest Cellular Therapy For Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Barbara Aung DPM | 3,324 reads | 0 comments | 08/24/2016

Until recently, there had not been a new product introduced in the wound care arena that had gone through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval process in several years. The FDA recently announced the approval of the Omnigraft Dermal Regeneration Matrix (Integra LifeSciences) for its new indication in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers in the outpatient clinical setting.

Is The ABI Accurate In Assessing Arterial Perfusion In Decubitus Ulcers?

Brian McCurdy, Managing Editor | 2,562 reads | 0 comments | 08/17/2016

Point-Counterpoint: Is Tendon Lengthening A Worthwhile Treatment For Diabetic Forefoot Ulcers?

J. Monroe Laborde, MD, MS, and Richard D. Weiner, DPM | 2,739 reads | 0 comments | 09/22/2016
Yes.

This author notes that when one combines Achilles tendon lengthening with other treatments for the diabetic foot, it can help heal lower extremity wounds and prevent wound recurrence and amputation.     

By J. Monroe Laborde, MD, MS

Does Continuous Diffusion Of Oxygen Have Potential In Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcers?

Mark Couture, DPM | 3,375 reads | 0 comments | 11/19/2015

Chronic wounds, typically defined as wounds that have not decreased in size by 50 percent after four to six weeks of treatment, are often accompanied by complications including peripheral neuropathy, diabetes, peripheral vascular disease (PVD) and poor patient adherence.1-4

Can Continuous Diffusion Of Oxygen Heal Chronic Toe Ulcers?

Gabriel Urrea-Botero, MD | 4,423 reads | 0 comments | 09/30/2015

When other modalities fail to heal chronic wounds, this author suggests that continuous diffusion of oxygen could be a viable adjunct or stand-alone therapy, and shares a few case studies from his clinical experience.

Exploring The Potential Of In-Shoe Pressure Analysis In Runners

Bruce Williams, DPM | 4,402 reads | 0 comments | 05/28/2014

Offering insights on the impact of in-shoe pressure analysis for runners, this author details the treatment of a 21-year-old runner who had been diagnosed with flexor hallucis inflammation or tendinitis, and possible plantar fasciitis on her left heel.

In our rapidly changing technological age, keeping pace with top-level athletes requires more than just experience or bravado. It requires results that clinicians can measure in multiple ways.

Keeping Patients With Diabetic Foot Ulcers In Remission

David G. Armstrong DPM MD PhD | 3,774 reads | 1 comments | 11/14/2014

The presence of a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) often leads to re-ulceration. A new study in the International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds notes that the complication of DFUs will require more healthcare resources and also reaffirms the importance of podiatric physicians in keeping patients with ulcers in remission.1

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