By Patrick A. DeHeer, DPM, FACFAS, and Erika Jagger DeHeer

They're angry. They're anonymous. They have become the architects of blogs and websites—crafted for two purposes—to anonymously trash their colleagues and provide a platform for others to anonymously do the same.

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By Tammer Elmarsafi, DPM, Shahdad Saeedi, DPM, and Paul Kim, DPM, FACFAS

Can negative pressure wound therapy with instillation (NPWTi) have an impact in facilitating wound healing? Offering insights from their experience and key initial findings from the current literature, these authors take a closer look at the effects of biofilm in chronic wounds and the possible roles of instillation in reducing bioburden and improving healing in cases involving exposed hardware.

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By Navdeep K. Dhatt, DPM, Trusha B. Jariwala, DPM, and Peter A. Blume, DPM, FACFAS

When wounds fail to heal by conventional methods, plastic surgery techniques can offer viable alternatives for wound closure. These authors discuss various types of techniques ranging from bilobed and double Z rhomboid flaps to split-thickness skin grafts and distant pedicle flaps. 

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