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Executive Editor/VP-Special Projects:
Jeff Hall
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Jennifer Spector, DPM
Circulation and Subscriptions
Bonnie Shannon

Editorial Correspondence

Jeff Hall, Executive Editor/VP-Special Projects, Podiatry Today
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July 2009

Volume 22 Issue 7
Martin E. Wendelken, DPM, RN, Lee Markowitz, DPM, and Oscar M. Alvarez, PhD
There may be instances when advanced therapies are contraindicated in elderly patients. In other instances, elderly patients with multiple comorbidities may be wary of the risks of surgical intervention for lower extremity wounds. Accordingly, these…
Lauren Grant, Editorial Assistant
   When it comes to ensuring proper postoperative care for wounds, patient adherence can be a problem. Additionally, many patients may not be able to afford the follow-up visits needed for proper postoperative wound care. However, a convenient…
Offloading Solutions    A new shoe may offload diabetic feet to prevent ulcers.    The new Off-Loading Diabetic Shoe by Procare offers trilaminate IMPAX grid insoles, squared toe boxes and a wide foot bed. The manufacturer, DJO, says the insoles…
Bob Baravarian, DPM
   Adult flatfoot may be due to multiple problems including a dysfunctional posterior tibial tendon (PTT), hypermobility and ligamentous laxity, or possibly a coalition that becomes symptomatic. For a vast majority of patients, posterior tibial…
Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS
   Offloading a wound is a critical component of facilitating optimal outcomes with healing. Accordingly, these expert panelists discuss the use of total contact casting (TCC) to offload diabetic neuropathic wounds as well as the impact of instant…
Jodi Schoenhaus, DPM, and Jason Gold, DPM
   Entrapment neuropathy of the tarsal tunnel and its terminal branches is a painful condition, which can be challenging to diagnose given the possibility of concurrent conditions with overlapping symptoms. Heel spur syndrome/plantar fasciitis and…
Clark Schierle, MD, PhD, and Julie Krol, MS, PA-C
   Sharp debridement is a critical step to promote healing and allow the body to repair chronic wounds as naturally and healthily as possible. Removing necrotic tissue and biofilm from the surface of chronic wounds converts chronic wounds into acute…
   I would like to applaud Tracey Vlahovic, DPM, for her article entitled “A Guide to Biopsy Techniques for Skin Neoplasms” (see page 50–56 in the May issue of Podiatry Today). Any information that turns attention to the skin biopsy in podiatric…
Study Cites Link Between Higher Triglycerides And Diabetic Neuropathy By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor    A recently published study in Diabetes suggests a correlation between elevated triglyceride levels and diabetic neuropathy, lending credence to…
Gerit Mulder, DPM, MS, FAPWCA, and Daniel K. Lee, DPM, FACFAS
Biological extracellular matrices may play a valuable role in reducing potential complications and facilitating improved wound healing. Accordingly, these authors review the literature, discuss key considerations with the use of these products in…
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