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Plantar Plate
By William Fishco, DPM, FACFAS
Podiatrists often see second toe pathology in their practices. Accordingly, this author presents a case involving spontaneous rupture of the plantar plate and subsequent surgical repair using a…
Biologics
Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS
Panelists: Tammer Elmarsafi, DPM, MBBCh, AACFAS and Eric Lullove, DPM, CWSP, FAPWH(c)
When a wound proves challenging to heal, physicians may choose a biologic product as an additional therapy. Accordingly, the panelists discuss their experiences with various biologic options,…
Skin Grafting
By Eric Roberts, DPM
Noting the challenges and costs of attempting to heal chronic wounds, this author suggests that a minimally invasive alternative to skin grafting could provide a viable option for patients. …
Heel Pain
By Doug Richie Jr., DPM, FACFAS, FAAPSM
Plantar fascia pathology can pose a significant challenge for many providers and patients. With this in mind, this author reviews the most recent evidence for alternative treatments such as…
Limb Salvage
By Matthew Wohlgemuth, DPM, DABPM
Presenting a case of a 64-year-old male with diabetes who developed a limb-threatening infection after dropping boiling tea on his left foot, this author shares insights on the aggressive treatment…
Orthobiologics
By Jeffrey E. McAlister, DPM, FACFAS
Bone loss is a challenging aspect of foot and ankle reconstruction, but new developments in grafting technologies are opening doors for improved pathways. Accordingly, the author discusses the…
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…
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