Author(s): Jiaping Zhang, MD, PhD; Mingrong Wang, MD, PhD; Yuesheng Huang, MD, PhD; Yizhi Peng, MD, PhDIssue: Volume 23 - Issue 1 - January 2011 Login toDownload PDF versionDr. Zhang, Dr. Huang, and Dr. Peng are from the Institute of Burn Research and Dr. Wang is from the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Southwest Hospital, Third Military Medical Univer […]
Author(s): Gerit Mulder, DPM, MS, FAPWCA and Daniel K. Lee, DPM, FACFAS Issue: Volume 21 - Issue 11 - November, 2009 Login toDownload PDF versionAbstract: A 39-year-old man with previously undiagnosed scleroderma was admitted to the UCSD Medical Center with bilateral, limb-threatening necrotic lower extremity ulcers extending to underlying fascia and muscle. […]
Author(s): Edmund Dos Remedios, DPMIssue: Volume 21 - Issue 10 - October, 2009 Login toDownload PDF versionAbstract: This report describes a case of Staphylococcus aureus osteomyelitis associated with a chronic foot ulcer that was successfully treated with surgical debridement and 6 weeks of daptomycin therapy. Daptomycin was chosen because of its excellent […]
Author(s): Javier Ramos-Torrecillas, PhD; Elvira De Luna-Bertos, PhD; Olga García-Martínez, PhD; Concepción Ruiz, PhD Issue: Volume 26 - Issue 7 - July 2014 Login toDownload PDF versionIndex: WOUNDS. 2014;26(7):207-213.Key words: tissue regenerationgrowth factorsplatelet-rich plasmawound healing Abstract: Introduction. Many elements are involved in the rege […]
Author(s): Dominic Upton, PhD, FBPsS; and Abbye Andrews, BSc, MBPsSIssue: Volume 26 - Issue 3 - March 2014 Login toDownload PDF versionIndex: WOUNDS. 2014;26(3):77-82.Key words: burn woundstresspainitchingpruritusAbstract: Burn wounds can be particularly painful and stressful for patients, particularly during dressing change and other aspects of wound care. […]
Author(s): David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD; Adam L. Isaac, DPM; Nicholas J. Bevilacqua, DPM; Stephanie C. Wu, DPM, MSIssue: Volume 26 - Issue 1 - January 2014 Login toDownload PDF versionIndex: WOUNDS. 2014;26(1):13-20. Abstract: Up to 25% of people with diabetes will develop a foot ulcer at some point during their lifetime, and 1 in 5 will require an amp […]
Author(s): Steven S. Gale, MD, FACS; Fedor Lurie, MD, PhD; Terry Treadwell, MD; Jose Vazquez, MD; Teresa Carman, MD; Hugo Partsch, MD; Oscar Alvarez, PhD; Diane Langemo, PhD, RN, FAAN; Mary Ellen Posthauer, RD, LD, CD; Mary Cheney, RN, NP-C; Matthew M. Wilkin, DPM, ACFAS; Michael Bursztynski, COIssue: Volume 26 - Issue 1 - January 2014 Login toDownload PDF v […]
Addressing questions of how to proceed when a calcanectomy is inappropriate, these authors detail how to treat a 24-year-old who experienced the rare complication of calcaneal osteomyelitis after an injection for plantar fasciitis. read more
Podiatric physicians continue to gain new tools and technologies to improve lower extremity care. This author gets the input of experts on recent and emerging innovations in areas including surgical advances, wound care and antifungals. read more
Given the common presentation of adult-acquired flatfoot in podiatric practice, this author discusses the pathomechanics of the condition, offers diagnostic insights on the spring ligament and the heel raise test, and shares perspectives from the literature on the efficacy of treatment interventions. read more
Although the Akin osteotomy has limited use as an isolated procedure for surgeons, it is still a valuable adjunct procedure. This author explores when to perform an isolated Akin and which procedure to choose, offers a guide to effective fixation and discusses how to address an overcorrected Akin. read more
Given that a keloid or hypertrophic scar may cause disfigurement, pruritus, pain and contractures that can result in deformity and disability, prevention is the first and most important step in the management of these scars. These authors discuss the pathophysiology of scar formation, risk factors, keys to prevention and available treatments for keloids or h […]
Minimal incision. Keith D. Cook, DPM, FACFAS, and Matthew L. German, DPM, note that using a minimal incision can facilitate anatomic reduction for calcaneal fractures and leads to fewer post-op complications than the extensile lateral incision. Extensile lateral incision. George F. Wallace, DPM, MBA, cites the extensile lateral incision’s versatility and dir […]
With new developments in the research on Charcot neuroarthropathy, these authors examine emerging research findings on osteoclastic activity, the RAGE pathway and cytokine recruitment, and share insights on current imaging tools and treatment modalities. read more
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