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Wound Care

By Zanib Cheema, MS and Stephanie Wu, DPM, MSc, FACFAS

Due to a poor prognosis for healing and a high rate of recurrence, venous leg ulcers (VLUs) pose a significant challenge to clinicians. Accordingly, these authors present a case of chronic VLUs and how an emerging hydrosurgical debridement system…

As a residency director, I am interested in discussions on either social media or podiatric forums about residency training. Recently, discussions about the importance of a wound care rotation in residency have garnered some debate. Most of those…

By Jonathan L. Hook, DPM, MHA, and Gurleen K. Cheema, DPM

Diabetic lower extremity wounds have a variety of complex underlying etiologies including a combination of neuropathy, peripheral vascular disease, mechanical deformity and trauma. These wounds are often difficult to treat, particularly when…

Hayley Iosue, DPM, and Thanh Dinh, DPM, FACFAS

Research has suggested mesenchymal stem cells can effectively enhance wound healing, helping repair and regenerate damaged tissue. These authors examine how these stem cells can positively affect the wound environment and review the research on…

Guy R. Pupp, DPM, FACFAS, and Daniel Black, DPM

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.

Alison Migonis, DPM, and Barry Rosenblum, DPM, FACFAS

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. …

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS

As patients go barefoot in the summer, they can step on glass or other debris. These expert panelists expound on treating puncture wounds and other trauma wounds such as skin lacerations and burns.

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What is your approach to lower…

Michelle Winder, BS, and Stephanie Wu, DPM, MSc, FACFAS

While physicians commonly check pedal pulses and the ankle brachial index to assess vascularity, microvascular testing methods are also key to assessing wound healing potential. Accordingly, these authors offer current insights on the toe…

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