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Rectifying Inadequate Debridement And Delayed Tissue Repair In Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Gerit Mulder, DPM, PhD, MS, FRCST, MAPWCA | 6,408 reads | 0 comments | 02/20/2015

How Combining Two Meetings Will Enhance Treatment Of The Diabetic Foot

David G. Armstrong DPM MD PhD | 3,924 reads | 0 comments | 03/27/2015

I recently returned from co-chairing the annual Diabetic Foot Global Conference (DFCon) meeting after attending many exemplary sessions. This meeting was so extraordinary this year both for its novelty and its breadth. We had sessions that covered a full range of innovations for the diabetic foot. There were talks on the latest in wearable exoskeletons, which I believe will in the not too distant future help our patients out of bed and also help them be more stable and active at home.

A Closer Look At The Potential Of Placental Membrane Grafts For Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcerations

Sarah Abshier, DPM, CWS | 10,664 reads | 0 comments | 10/23/2015

The treatment of chronic diabetic foot ulcers is a challenging endeavor. Fortunately, medical advances continue to provide promising new technologies to aid physicians in healing difficult wounds. The properties and composition of placental membranes make them a very powerful tool in wound care as placental membranes address the unique myriad needs of chronic diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs).

Are We Making Progress In Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers?

David G. Armstrong DPM MD PhD | 3,329 reads | 0 comments | 10/17/2014

Acknowledging the high failure rate in healing diabetic foot ulcers and preventing lower extremity amputations, a recent study in Advances in Therapy acknowledges an “urgent need for new treatment strategies.”1 Are we meeting that need or has our progress halted?

Emphasizing The Fundamentals And Patient Education In Diabetic Foot Care

Perry Mayer, MB, BCh, CCFP | 6,345 reads | 0 comments | 08/20/2014

Treating the diabetic foot is relatively straightforward. We need to ensure that blood flow is adequate, eradicate infection, eliminate pressure from the wound site and regularly remove the dead and devitalized tissue from the affected area. If we do all those things, the wound heals. It really is that simple.    

Keeping Patients With Diabetic Foot Ulcers In Remission

David G. Armstrong DPM MD PhD | 3,852 reads | 1 comments | 11/14/2014

The presence of a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) often leads to re-ulceration. A new study in the International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds notes that the complication of DFUs will require more healthcare resources and also reaffirms the importance of podiatric physicians in keeping patients with ulcers in remission.1

Can Ultrasound Debridement Facilitate Biofilm Removal From Diabetic Foot Ulcers?

Melinda Bowlby, DPM, and Peter Blume, DPM, FACFAS | 9,959 reads | 0 comments | 07/23/2014

A patient with diabetes mellitus has a 15 to 25 percent chance of developing a diabetic foot ulcer during his or her lifetime.1 Once the patient with diabetes develops an ulcer, there is an even higher rate of ulcer recurrence at 50 to 70 percent over five years.1    Diabetic foot ulcers are n

Assessing The Evolution Of Advanced Products For Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Adam Landsman, DPM, PhD, FACFAS | 5,429 reads | 0 comments | 10/22/2014

Over the last 20 years, the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers has advanced beyond our greatest expectations.

Essential Insights On Surgical Management Of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Crystal L. Ramanujam, DPM, MSc, John J. Stapleton, DPM, FACFAS, and Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS | 11,999 reads | 0 comments | 11/21/2014

Diabetic foot ulcers can lead to an array of complications including osteomyelitis and soft tissue infection. Surveying the research and relying on clinical experience, these authors provide a guide to surgically managing diabetic foot ulcers to reduce the risk of re-ulceration and complications.

Key Insights On Post-Op Infection Coding

Jeffrey D. Lehrman DPM FASPS | 1,372 reads | 0 comments | 06/23/2016

I had the privilege of being the speaker at the North Carolina Foot & Ankle Society Summer Meeting this month. A hot topic of discussion was how to handle the coding of a post-op infection. Many of the procedures we perform have a 90-day global period. Any care we provide within that global period is included in the payment for the procedure although there are some exceptions.