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In this column, we will attempt to broadly, but specifically and critically, evaluate the medical literature with respect to the treatment of diabetic ankle fractures and answer a seemingly simple…
Wound Care Q&A
Hematomas can occur in many clinical scenarios, including trauma and as a postoperative complication. Often, patients with hematomas have multiple medical issues as well as mobility issues that…
Diabetes Watch
Patients with diabetes are not void of surgical needs, whether it is emergent surgery or elective surgery. These needs can, however, come with a set of risks for the patient with regard to overall…
Diabetes Watch
Multiple studies link sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors, the newest class of medications for treating diabetes, with a possible increase in lower extremity amputations.1-8 The exact…
Diabetes Watch
Successful management of traumatic ankle fractures in the increasingly prevalent diabetic population is tenuous.1 The surgical demands one encounters with typical fracture repairs are compounded by…
Wound Care Q&A
What does one do when a wound does not respond to traditional treatment? In this discussion, panelists share when a biopsy is an appropriate choice, pearls on technique and their experience with…
Diabetes Watch
While the research behind the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for diabetic foot wounds goes back nearly three decades, many DPMs may not be aware of its benefits, how to access the treatment…
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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…
Wound Care Q&A
Recurrent DFUs are a prominent and challenging issue that podiatrists encounter often. Accordingly, these panelists address patient adherence, risk factors and treatment approaches as well as…
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Bone biopsy has long been considered the gold standard in determining the diagnosis of osteomyelitis. However, bone biopsy is a procedure and not an exam. Clinicians send the collected specimen to…
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