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  • August 2010 | Volume 23 - Issue 8

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    Our expert panelists discuss whether reducing shear in patients with diabetes is comparable to reducing plantar pressure, when to change insoles and the optimum insole depth, and the future of computer-aided design for orthoses. Q: What is the role of “shear” in orthoses for patients with diabetes? Is “shear reduction” the new plantar pressure reduction? ... continue reading
    Jeffrey A. Niezgoda, MD, FACHM, FAPWCA, Kimberly Eldridge, RN, CWS, Richard Millis, PhD, Milton Kondiles, DPM, and Rebecca D. Snarski, PhD
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    For those with diabetes, careful management of blood sugar is imperative to prevent any number of complications, including those that contribute to poor wound healing, which is so common in diabetes. ... continue reading

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    Online Poll: Not Enough Emphasis On Biomechanics In Podiatric Education By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor The emphasis on biomechanics in podiatric education has been the subject of debate recently due to potential changes in the CPME 320 residency requirements. In a recent Podiatry Today online poll, 65 percent of poll respondents said there is not enough focus on biomechanics in podiatric education. ... continue reading

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    I read with interest the recent article on diabetic limb salvage (“How To Form A Diabetic Limb Salvage Team” in the June 2010 issue). Over the last 14 years, I have been significantly involved with wound care and limb salvage in the diabetic patient population. In 1998, I was asked to join the staff of a multidisciplinary wound center associated with two local hospitals as a podiatric surgeon and wound specialist. ... continue reading
    Rhonda Cornell, DPM
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    There has been a resurgence of silver dressings in wound care in recent years due to the antimicrobial activity of silver, its safety and a lack of resistance. Accordingly, this author discusses silver dressing selection, shares insights on nanocrystalline silver and assesses the current literature on silver in wound care. ... continue reading