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Reducing Shear Pressure To Facilitate Healing Of A Dorsal Foot Wound

Lakshmi K. Shankhdhar, MD, PGDND, DMRE, MAMS, FICN, FHMI (Boston), Kshitij Shankhdhar, MBBS, MD, Dip Diab, FICN, FAPWCA, Uma Shankhdhar, MBBS, DND, DDM, and Smita Shankhdhar, MBBS, MUPMA, MICN | 3,350 reads | 0 comments | 04/28/2016

These authors address the impact of shear forces in the treatment of a dorsal ulcer initially caused by a toe ring worn by a 61-year-old patient.

Can Peak Plantar Shear Help Predict Diabetic Foot Ulcers?

Brian McCurdy, Managing Editor | 2,677 reads | 0 comments | 02/23/2017

Key Insights On HBOT For Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Eric Espensen, DPM, and Kayla Y. Song, DPM | 3,719 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.

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

Charles M. Zelen, DPM, FACFAS, and Thomas Serena, MD | 1,588 reads | 0 comments | 06/19/2017

A Closer Look At Simple Surgical Solutions For Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Monica H. Schweinberger, DPM, FACFAS | 2,050 reads | 0 comments | 03/21/2017

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

A Closer Look At The Newest Cellular Therapy For Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Barbara Aung DPM | 3,430 reads | 0 comments | 08/24/2016

Until recently, there had not been a new product introduced in the wound care arena that had gone through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval process in several years. The FDA recently announced the approval of the Omnigraft Dermal Regeneration Matrix (Integra LifeSciences) for its new indication in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers in the outpatient clinical setting.

Compression And Venous Stasis Ulcers: What You Should Know

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS | 2,569 reads | 0 comments | 09/07/2016

Podiatrists commonly encounter venous stasis ulcers in wound care centers. Approximately 6 million patients experience these ulcers annually in the United States and treatment costs are approaching $2.5 billion with 2 million lost workdays annually.1

Keys To The Workup For Chronic Ulcers In Patients Referred By Other Physicians

David Swain, DPM | 3,226 reads | 0 comments | 07/25/2016

Due to the expertise of podiatric physicians in treating lower extremity wounds, other physicians may refer patients with chronic ulcers to DPMs.

Is The ABI Accurate In Assessing Arterial Perfusion In Decubitus Ulcers?

Brian McCurdy, Managing Editor | 2,658 reads | 0 comments | 08/17/2016

Treating Diabetic Foot Ulcers Like An Aggressive Cancer

David G. Armstrong DPM MD PhD | 3,562 reads | 0 comments | 01/01/2016

When we tackle the problem of diabetic foot ulcers, the idea is not just the mortality. The idea is that diabetes is like cancer but we do not tend to treat diabetes like cancer and we should be. We should be communicating and using the same language in terms of morbidity and mortality as we do with cancer. When we look at the data from a new study, the mortality rate is similar to the rate of very aggressive cancer.1