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Can Peak Plantar Shear Help Predict Diabetic Foot Ulcers?

Brian McCurdy, Managing Editor | 2,660 reads | 0 comments | 02/23/2017

Why It Is Crucial To Treat Equinus In The Diabetic Foot

Patrick DeHeer DPM FACFAS | 464 reads | 0 comments | 11/01/2017

It's getting to the point of absurdity. Despite the overwhelming literature regarding equinus, too few practitioners routinely evaluate and document it, and a shockingly low number treat equinus. Lack of a consistent definition and less than perfect methods of clinical measurement potentially explain the lackadaisical attitude toward equinus.

Current Insights On Vitamins And Folic Acid For Patients With Wounds And Neuropathy

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS | 5,220 reads | 1 comments | 04/20/2016

In a continuing discussion of ensuring patients with wounds get proper nutrition, these panelists explain the use of vitamins, what to prescribe for leg cramps and the benefits of folic acid for patients with diabetic neuropathy.

Q:

What vitamins do you prescribe to promote wound healing?

What The Current Research Reveals About Utilizing Amnion/Chorion Allografts For Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Charles M. Zelen, DPM, FACFAS, and Thomas Serena, MD | 1,576 reads | 0 comments | 06/19/2017

New Study Calls For Increased Emphasis On The Diabetic Foot In Remission And Maximizing ‘Ulcer-Free Days’

David G. Armstrong DPM MD PhD | 690 reads | 0 comments | 06/22/2017

In a recent manuscript published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the journal’s first with a podiatric physician as a lead author, we strongly emphasize medical and surgical care of the high-risk diabetic foot in remission and maximizing "ulcer free days."1

How To Complete Diabetic Shoe Medicare Forms Correctly

Marty Chalfin, CPed | 5,471 reads | 0 comments | 10/31/2016

This author guides podiatrists through compliance paperwork for diabetic shoes that can help ensure payment for diabetic shoes.

Key Insights On HBOT For Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Eric Espensen, DPM, and Kayla Y. Song, DPM | 3,712 reads | 1 comments | 09/22/2016

In the vast field of wound care, many treatment options exist. The main goal is to heal open ulcerations as quickly as possible.

Is Sway A True Measure Of Balance Following Peripheral Nerve Decompression?

Stephen Barrett DPM FACFAS | 1,331 reads | 0 comments | 11/06/2015

It was a hot, steamy night in the Big Easy and I was feeling good. I had just gotten my pass to the hottest new club, the Metrix. It was very swanky. Just to get in the joint, you had to dress in black tie, grease the palms of the bouncers at the entrance with some Benjamins, and pretend that you really did belong. Wow, it was like something out of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel and as the music played, I became mesmerized.

“When marimba rhythms start to play, dance with me, make me sway. Like a lazy ocean that hugs the shore, hold me close, sway me more.”

Study: Initial Diabetic Foot Ulcer Severity Predictive Of Alarming Mortality In Veterans

David G. Armstrong DPM MD PhD | 1,433 reads | 0 comments | 01/05/2017

There is some sobering new data from a study in the Journal of Diabetes Complications. The initial severity of a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is a significant predictor for patient mortality, making DFU severity more of a warning sign for death than peripheral arterial disease, coronary artery disease or stroke.1

A Closer Look At Simple Surgical Solutions For Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Monica H. Schweinberger, DPM, FACFAS | 2,042 reads | 0 comments | 03/21/2017

Ulcers of the toes and forefoot in patients with diabetes are sometimes difficult to heal or keep healed.