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Wound Care Q&A

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS

At what point should physicians seek advanced therapies for chronic wounds? These expert panelists discuss the guidelines for starting advanced therapy and which therapies show promise.  

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What kind of advanced therapies for…

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS

Offering expert opinions on treating skin lacerations and tears, burn wounds and puncture wounds, four DPMs also provide insights on when and when not to use prophylactic antibiotics for these wounds.

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How do you treat lower extremity…

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS

These panelists provide a guide to tackling common coding dilemmas, appropriate coding for wound debridement, skin grafts and substitutes, and advice for new doctors when learning to code.

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What is your advice for a new practitioner…

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS

Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has a proven track record for lower extremity wounds. These experts explore when to utilize NPWT, the use of the modality over incisions and grafts, the merits of instillation NPWT and advantages of…

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS

In a discussion of treating heel ulcers, these expert panelists expound on factors that influence treatment, offer insights on offloading and appropriate debridement, and review possible surgical options.

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What are the key patient…

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS

In a discussion of offloading modalities, these panelists focus on offloading of pressure ulcers on the heel and ankle as well as diabetic neuropathic ulcers.

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How do you initially approach offloading of lower extremity ulcers?

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS

These expert panelists offer advice on choosing antimicrobial or conventional dressings, the use of antiseptics in wounds, and what emerging dressings show promise.

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What kind of antimicrobial dressings do you use?

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS

In a continuing discussion of ensuring patients with wounds get proper nutrition, these panelists explain the use of vitamins, what to prescribe for leg cramps and the benefits of folic acid for patients with diabetic neuropathy.

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What…

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS

Nutrition can be a key factor in healing chronic wounds. These panelists discuss how to address nutrition and weight loss with wound care patients, and share recommendations on nutritional supplements.

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Do you counsel your patients…

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS

After decades of use in other healthcare disciplines, amniotic membrane modalities are showing promise in the podiatric arena. These experts tackle the subject of using amniotic membrane products to facilitate wound healing, discuss using…

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