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Glucose Control
By Krystle Scott, DPM and Suhad A. Hadi, DPM, FACFAS
Patients with diabetes are not void of surgical needs, whether it is emergent surgery or elective surgery. These needs can, however, come with a set of risks for the patient with regard to overall…
Amputations
Excellent work published by colleagues at Baylor College of Medicine’s Save the Extremity program (STEP) suggests that the distance a patient must travel to seek care may influence hospital choice.1…
Charcot
By Patrick R. Burns, DPM, FASPS, FACFAS
Given the challenges of surgical reconstruction for midfoot Charcot neuroarthropathy, this author emphasizes the benefits and flexibility of the plantar approach, sharing step-by-step insights on…
Amputation Risk
By David Swain, DPM
Multiple studies link sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors, the newest class of medications for treating diabetes, with a possible increase in lower extremity amputations.1-8 The exact…
Limb Salvage
Important initial work from Wilson and coworkers suggests that adjunctive rifampin may lead to more amputation-free survival in U.S. veterans with diabetic foot osteomyelitis.1 While more work is…
Limb Salvage
By Joanne Balkaran, DPM, CWS, FACFAS
Are there other options to consider when multiple providers have advised below-the-knee amputation for a patient? With an intriguing case study, this author illustrates how a concerted,…
Diabetic Foot Ulcers
The always active, always clever lab team of Sawaya, Tomic-Canic and coworkers have yet another strong addition to the literature in press with the Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI Insight).…
Neoplasms
Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS
What does one do when a wound does not respond to traditional treatment? In this discussion, panelists share when a biopsy is an appropriate choice, pearls on technique and their experience with…
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
By Lee C. Rogers, DPM, FFPM, RCPSG
While the research behind the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for diabetic foot wounds goes back nearly three decades, many DPMs may not be aware of its benefits, how to access the treatment…
Limb Salvage
Recently, Sigi, Rumenapf and Morbach along with their colleagues in Germany published some important data on end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and critical limb ischemia (CLI).1 Each of these conditions…
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