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Wound Bed Preparation: What Works Best And When

Alison Migonis, DPM, and Barry Rosenblum, DPM, FACFAS | 4,238 reads | 0 comments | 07/22/2015

Recognizing the challenges of wound bed preparation for chronic wounds that are continually evolving, these authors review common debridement techniques, keys to ensuring moisture balance and the importance of addressing wound bioburden. 

What The Evidence Reveals About Wound Cultures

Guy R. Pupp, DPM, FACFAS, and Daniel Black, DPM | 4,943 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.

When A Patient Has A Painful Wound And Surrounding Purpura

Joseph Vella, DPM | 6,188 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.

Coding And Wound Care: What You Should Know

Barbara Aung, DPM, CWS, CPMA, CSFAC | 29,227 reads | 0 comments | 09/24/2015

As ICD-10 requirements take effect, this author discusses accurate coding in wound care, particularly for dressing changes and debridement, so your facility can get optimal reimbursement for services.

The topic of wound care coding has been the subject of coverage in many publications and by many “experts” in the field. I would like to share my insights as a continuing student in the arena of wound care and coding.

Managing Neuropathy And Pain In Wound Care Patients

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS | 3,492 reads | 0 comments | 08/18/2015

Given the challenges of addressing neuropathy in patients with wounds, these expert panelists discuss diagnostic keys and share insights on treatments including medications, non-pharmaceutical treatments and adjunctive options.

Q:

How often do you encounter neuropathic patients and how often do you schedule them for treatment?

Managing The Recalcitrant Calcaneal Wound

Guy R. Pupp, DPM, FACFAS, and Anthony LaLama, DPM | 13,172 reads | 0 comments | 07/23/2014

Although calcaneal ulcers complicated by osteomyelitis can seem destined for amputation, judicious multidisciplinary management can save a limb. These authors review key risk factors and potential complications, assess treatment options including the subtotal calcanectomy, and emphasize the merits of multidisciplinary care with a compelling limb salvage case study.

Evaluating Tissue Perfusion To Assess Wound Healing In Patients With PAD

Eric H. Espensen, DPM, DABMSP, and Aisha Ahmed, DPM | 9,821 reads | 0 comments | 07/23/2015

A Closer Look At Venous Insufficiency And Wound Healing In Women

Alison J. Garten DPM | 1,137 reads | 0 comments | 08/24/2015

The American Association for Women Podiatrists executive board members recently had a panel discussion on special considerations when it comes to surgery, biomechanics and wound care in the female patient. My topic was women and wound healing. 

When I initially approached this subject, I did not think I would find any significant differences between wound healing in women and men. However, I would like to share with you some of my findings in regard to venous insufficiency and ulcerations in women.

Point-Counterpoint: Are Living Cells Vital For Achieving Wound Healing In Patients With Diabetes?

Alexander Reyzelman, DPM; Charles M. Zelen, DPM, FACFAS, and William W. Li, MD | 3,324 reads | 0 comments | 02/24/2016
Yes.

This author argues that living cells can be helpful in reviving disrupted mechanisms of wound healing and current research suggests the viability of advanced cellular therapy in healing chronic diabetic foot ulcers.   

By Alexander Reyzelman, DPM

Should You Use Antimicrobial Dressings On Clean, Uninfected Wounds?

Thomas Campbell, DPM, Qeena Woodard, DPM, FACFAS, and Stephanie Wu, DPM, MSc, FACFAS | 13,515 reads | 0 comments | 11/25/2013

Recent guidelines are disputing the notion that one should use antimicrobial dressings on wounds even when there is no evidence of infection. Accordingly, these authors take a closer look at this subject with a thorough review of the literature and an intriguing case study.