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Wound Care
By Jonathan L. Hook, DPM, MHA, and Gurleen K. Cheema, DPM
Diabetic lower extremity wounds have a variety of complex underlying etiologies including a combination of neuropathy, peripheral vascular disease, mechanical deformity and trauma. These wounds are…
Advanced Wound Therapies
By Golta Eragi, DPM, CWSP, FACCWS
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicts that by 2050, one out of every three Americans will be diagnosed with diabetes. About 10 to 25 percent of these patients will develop an…
A patient presented with a 1.7 cm2  Wagner 2 DFU of the right medial foot over the first metatarsal involving joint capsule (photo 1). Photo 2 shows the wound seven days following the use of SkinTE therapy. The healing progression over 25 days demonstrated durable reepithelialization and full closure of the chronic wound (photo 3). Photo 4 shows the wound still closed 47 days following SkinTE application.
Diabetic Foot Ulcers
By David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD
Diabetic foot ulcerations (DFUs) are one of the most common complications associated with diabetes with an annual incidence of 6.3 percent worldwide. Diabetic patients have a 19 to 34 percent…
Diabetic Foot Wounds
By Frank J. Tursi, DPM, FACFAS, MAPWCA, Joseph V. Donnelly, DPM, FACFAS, and Danielle R. Seiler, DPM, FACFAS
According to the International Diabetes Foundation, diabetes mellitus affects an estimated 425 million adults (ranging between 20 to 79 years of age) worldwide. By 2045, this number will increase to…
PRP
Regenerative medicine is rampant in orthopedic surgery. The beautiful thing is that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been used in many fields for years. Hematologists first coined the term in the 1970s…
Dermal Fillers
By Joel Morse, DPM
Could dermal fillers have an impact on the plantar surface of the foot? With this in mind, this author discusses potential complications with loss or atrophy of the plantar fat pad, and reviews the…
This lateral radiograph depicts a pathologic fracture of the calcaneus with intra-articular extension in a 55-year-old patient with diabetes and end-stage renal disease, who also presented with a chronic, full-thickness wound.
Limb Salvage
By Kevin K. Ragothaman, DPM, and Jacob Wynes, DPM, MS, FACFAS
Soft tissue and bone infections affecting the foot and ankle can be complex problems to treat. The cornerstone for ensuring adequate debridement is aggressive removal of infected, non-viable tissue…
Cellular And Tissue-Based Products
At any wound care or podiatry meeting that I have attended in the past five years, I have been hearing the terms “stem cells” and “regenerative medicine” from speakers, sales reps and company…
Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Harry Schneider, DPM, FACFAS, and David Liou, DPM; Thanh Dinh, DPM, FACFAS
Yes. These authors note that advances with biologic dressings in recent years have led to quicker healing and long-term cost savings without the challenges and risks inherent to split-thickness skin…
PRP
Lawrence Oloff, DPM, FACFAS, and Jenny Lam, DPM
The posterior tibial tendon, due to its anatomical structure, is prone to interstitial tearing as it degenerates, causing progressive debilitating disease, which clinicians commonly refer to as…
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