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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…
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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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Lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) has varied manifestations and is categorized according to the Rutherford classification.1,2,3 Claudication progresses from mild to severe in Rutherford…
Wound Care Q&A
Exploring a wide range of issues with managing pain in patients with wounds, these panelists share their experience in addressing pain associated with post-op wounds, discuss debridement-related pain…
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Diabetic foot ulcerations (DFUs) are one of the most common complications associated with diabetes with an annual incidence of 6.3 percent worldwide. Diabetic patients have a 19 to 34 percent…
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According to the International Diabetes Foundation, diabetes mellitus affects an estimated 425 million adults (ranging between 20 to 79 years of age) worldwide. By 2045, this number will increase to…
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