When Wounds Stall: Key Considerations To Jump-Start Healing

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Author(s): 
Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS

Dr. Pupp is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is the Director of the Foot and Ankle Clinic at Oakland Regional Hospital in Southfield, Mich. He is also a member of the Residency Training Committee at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Mich.

Dr. Rogers is the Director of the Amputation Prevention Center at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. He directs research at the center and has been an investigator on over 20 clinical trials.

Dr. Suzuki is the Medical Director of Tower Wound Care Center at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Towers. He is also on the medical staff of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and is a Visiting Professor of Tokyo Medical and Dental University in Tokyo, Japan. One can contact the author at kazu88@gmail.com.

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4. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD001273. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001273.


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