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Total Contact Casting
Total contact casting (TCC) is the gold standard for offloading diabetic foot ulcers. Period. Yet, it remains far too seldomly used by wound care practitioners of all specialties, including podiatric…
Telemedicine
Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS
Panelists: Paul J. Kim, DPM, FACFAS and Anthony Tickner, DPM, FACCWS, FAPWCA, FAPWH
In light of telehealth services taking on an increasingly prominent role in the health-care community, our panelists share their varied experiences, discuss the benefits and pitfalls of this evolving…
Heel Ulcers
By Christopher Kennedy, DPM, AACFAS
Rearfoot ulceration is a pinnacle of complexity in diabetic limb salvage. It is a perverse pathology reserved for those with the most severe systemic illnesses. An unfortunate outcome of a merciless…
Plantar Tissue Stiffness
Quantification of the mechanical properties of the plantar tissues of patients with diabetes is not extensively studied. Existing models typically favored linear or single-layer models of deformity.…
Osteomyelitis
By John J. Kim, DPM and Stephanie C. Wu, DPM, MSc, FACFAS
With diabetic foot osteomyelitis historically considered a condition warranting surgery, these authors share evidence from the literature that challenges that traditional thinking and note that…
Limb Salvage
By Nicole K. Cates, DPM, Amber M. Kavanagh, DPM and Jacob Wynes, DPM, MS, FACFAS
Diabetic foot ulcerations (DFUs) are a common yet often complicated problem. Ulcerations precede amputations 85 percent of the time in those with diabetes.1 Prevention and early treatment are of the…
Tendon Transfer
By Derek Ley, DPM, AACFAS, Sara Sadeghi, DPM and Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS
Offering insights on underlying pathology, tips on technique and compelling case study examples, these authors say tendon transfer procedures may be beneficial in addressing musculotendinous imbal-…
Limb Salvage
Great work from Anthony and coworkers details practical aspects of working with our patients to refine remote monitoring.1  In a study that initially involved 88 adult patients with diabetes,…
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Research should be the basis of patient care for any health-care provider and sometimes that means a paradigm shift in a specific pathology or treatment.  Several years ago, I wrote a blog on…
External Fixation
By Kimia Sohrabi, DPM, Crystal L. Ramanujam, DPM, MSc, FACFAS and Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS
While external fixation has applications in multiple areas of foot and ankle surgery, mastery requires proper training and a strong understanding of the techniques. Accordingly, the authors share the…
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