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Addressing A Unique Skin Ulceration In A Patient With Neuromuscular Disease

Eric Feit, DPM, FACFAS, and Armin Feradouni, DPM | 9,398 reads | 0 comments | 06/27/2013

These authors discuss the diagnostic workup and eventual surgical treatment to resolve a chronic ulcer in a patient with a history of polio and spina bifida.

Resolving Skin Conditions

hmpadmin | 4,438 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/2004

Are you looking for one cream that can combat several skin conditions? Salex™ Cream may be just what your patients need. It utilizes 6% salicylic acid to fight hyperkeratotic skin disorders, such as keratosis plantaris, ichthyosis and psoriasis, according to Healthpoint, the product’s manufacturer. The cream helps facilitate the removal of excess keratin and the company also notes that the product has a new Multivesicular Emulsion System (MVE™). This MVE technology aids in hydration, lubrication and improving blood flow in the skin.

Using Injectable Grafts To Facilitate Implant Success

By Harold Schoenhaus, DPM, Jodi Schoenhaus, DPM, and Dawn Pfeiffer, DPM | 5,608 reads | 0 comments | 05/03/2003

One of the most commonly performed procedures in the foot is an implant arthroplasty of the first metatarsophalangeal (MPJ) joint. However, we have occasionally noted a hollow medullary canal after resecting the base of the proximal phalanx. This can cause problems with incorporation of the implant. Yet there is an intraoperative option one can use to address this problem. Adequate bone stock of the proximal phalanx is crucial for proper seating of the hemi-implant. In some cases, we have found the cancellous bone to be cystic with liquefied fat.

Can Daptomycin Have An Impact With Skin And Skin Structure Infections?

By Gerard Guerin, DPM, CWS | 10,264 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/2008

Podiatrists commonly encounter and treat skin and skin-structure infections (SSSIs), ranging from cellulitis to more complicated surgical site infections and infected diabetic foot ulcers. Aerobic gram-positive cocci, such as Staphylococcus aureus and streptococci, are the most common causative agents of skin infections.1

Can Daptomycin Have An Impact With Skin And Skin Structure Infections?

By Gerard Guerin, DPM, CWS | 16,433 reads | 0 comments | 10/27/2007

Podiatrists commonly encounter and treat skin and skin-structure infections (SSSIs), ranging from cellulitis to more complicated surgical site infections and infected diabetic foot ulcers.

How To Handle Common Skin Dermatoses

By James Q. Del Rosso, DO, FAOCD | 26,099 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/2002

Dermatoses of the lower extremities are fairly common.1 These conditions include infectious, inflammatory, vascular, neoplastic and traumatic dermatoses. Many dermatologic conditions (i.e. psoriasis, lichen planus) that exhibit the potential for widespread distribution can be prone to occur on the legs, ankles or feet in some patients. Other disorders characteristically involve the lower extremities. For example, dyshidrotic eczema and pitted keratolysis are examples of dermatoses that involve the plantar surface of the foot.

Identifying Skin Conditions Of Diabetic Patients

By Tamara D. Fishman, DPM | 7,609 reads | 0 comments | 07/03/2002

Many people with diabetes develop skin manifestations as a result of having the disease. In some instances, such skin problems may be the first sign that the patient has diabetes. Proper recognition is the key to successful treatment, but making the proper diagnosis can be difficult. Some conditions may have similar characteristics and presentations. With this in mind, test your diagnostic acumen with the following case.

Essential Insights On Using Skin Substitutes

hmpadmin | 12,729 reads | 1 comments | 10/21/2010

Skin substitutes, which are also called bioengineered alternative tissues (BAT), are becoming more commonly used to help facilitate wound closure. Accordingly, our expert panelists discuss indications for these modalities and the timing of their use. They also weigh the benefits of skin substitutes versus skin grafts.

Identifying Skin Malignancies On The Distal Lower Extremity

By James Q. Del Rosso, DO, FAOCD | 7,154 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/2003

Cutaneous malignancies and benign neoplasms simulating malignancy commonly affect the distal lower extremity, including the foot. One may see a variety of malignancy categories such as epithelial tumors, adnexal neoplasms, melanoytic neoplasms, vascular neoplasms and soft tissue tumors. Histologic confirmation of diagnosis is essentially mandatory, warranting the need to send all tissue specimens, including biopsy, incisional and excisional specimens, for pathology examination. In some cases, the pathologist may incorporate immunohistochemical stains to differentiate specific tumor types.

Can Bone Grafts Provide An Advantage In Foot And Ankle Surgery?

By Jarrett D. Cain, DPM, Robert Fridman, DPM, Lowell Scott Weil Jr., DPM, MBA, and Lowell Scott Weil Sr., DPM | 20,579 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/2008

Bone graft, whether it is cortical, cancellous or cortico-cancellous, has many applications in foot and ankle surgery. Most commonly, it is used to fill osseous defects or facilitate enhanced healing after surgery.15,16