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Vein Care Part 4: Vein Complications And Treating Pathology That Recurs Over Time

Jodi Schoenhaus Gold DPM | 321 reads | 0 comments | 12/13/2017

For the final installment of my series of DPM Blogs on vein care, let us take a closer look at complications with vein treatments.

We have now established the difference between cosmetic and medical treatments for the patient. They both have their own side effects and complications that the practitioner needs to understand.

A Guide To Conservative Care For Plantar Fasciitis

Brian Fullem, DPM | 10,096 reads | 0 comments | 10/21/2016

Given that conservative care is effective for plantar fasciitis most of the time, this author explores the efficacy of conservative modalities such as stretching, extracorporeal shockwave and corticosteroids, and notes differential diagnoses to consider if conservative treatment fails.

Simplifying Care For Patients With Wounds

Alison J. Garten DPM | 1,155 reads | 0 comments | 01/14/2016

How are you going to approach the new year? As I continue to practice in the field of limb salvage and wound care, I am always looking for ways to simplify treatment when handling these complicated patients. The basics have not changed though. In addition to ensuring that wounds have adequate vascular status, we strive to address any potential infection, provide proper offloading and perform appropriate debridements when necessary to facilitate healing.

Vein Care Part 2: The Cosmetic Vein Patient Consultation And Treatment: Lasers And Sclerotherapy

Jodi Schoenhaus Gold DPM | 461 reads | 0 comments | 08/23/2017

In the first of a series of vein articles, I reviewed the importance of differentiating between medical versus cosmetic pathology (see http://www.podiatrytoday.com/blogged/vein-care-part-1-treating-lower-extremity-veins-when-new-patient-presents ). You must understand that if a patient presents for vein care treatment, the consultation must be thorough.

Emphasizing The Importance Of A Podiatry Rotation In Primary Care Residencies

Rami Basatneh | 1,373 reads | 0 comments | 04/21/2017

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as Benjamin Franklin put it, then a month-long podiatry rotation is worth a year of prophylaxis. Podiatrists, albeit being specialists, are often the first practitioners to diagnose major systemic issues of the body.

Keys To Comprehensive Care For A Patient With Critical Limb Ischemia

Desmond Bell, DPM, CWS | 2,664 reads | 0 comments | 08/30/2016

Emphasizing multidisciplinary care, this author focuses on getting a 56-year-old patient ambulatory following a transmetatarsal amputation related to critical limb ischemia.

A Guide To Conservative Care For Ankle Sprains

Douglas Richie, DPM, FACFAS, FAAPSM | 9,872 reads | 0 comments | 06/21/2016

Recurrent sprains and long-term residual symptoms are fairly common in patients who suffer ankle sprains. With this in mind, this author provides a comprehensive review of the literature and a practical guide to conservative treatment at various stages for lateral ankle sprains.

When A Patient Has A Painful Wound And Surrounding Purpura

Joseph Vella, DPM | 6,397 reads | 0 comments | 09/23/2015

A 30-year-old male presented to our wound clinic with a painful wound on his medial left ankle that had been present for approximately two years. Working as a cook, he was on his feet eight hours a day. He had surgery in the same area many years earlier as a child but did not have any complications from it.

What The Evidence Reveals About Wound Cultures

Guy R. Pupp, DPM, FACFAS, and Daniel Black, DPM | 5,347 reads | 0 comments | 07/23/2015

Should you use deep tissue cultures or swab cultures in your evaluation of wounds? These authors review the literature on wound cultures and explore the early emergence of more advanced technologies to detect wound infection.

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 | 3,461 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.