Author(s): Alexander B. Craig, DPM; Michael B. Strauss, MD; Avron Daniller, MD; Stuart S. Miller, MDIssue: Volume 26 - Issue 8 - August 2014 Login toDownload PDF versionIndex: WOUNDS. 2014;26(8):221-231.Key words: sensory neuropathydiabetic foot ulcerSemmes-Weinstein monofilamentwound debridement Abstract: Introduction. Sensory testing of patients with diab […]
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. […]
Researchers have noted an increasing incidence in both cutaneous vasculopathy and levamisole-contaminated cocaine. Accordingly, these authors describe the diagnosis and treatment of lower extremity vasculitis caused by use of the adulterated narcotic. read more
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 […]
Selecting the right wound dressing can be challenging given the wide variety of dressings on the market and the different stages of wound healing. Accordingly, these authors discuss an array of modalities ranging from hydrogels and collagen dressings to antimicrobial dressings and the use of advanced adjunctive modalities to help facilitate improved healing. […]
Given the inherent obstacles with complex lower extremity wounds, the need for immediate coverage and possible risks with using flaps and pedicles, these authors explore the potential of employing bioengineered alternative tissues in wounds with exposed tendon and bone. read more
Compounding topical medications can help tailor the treatment of wounds to individual patient needs and may offer wound healing effects that are not otherwise available. This author explores how compounded topical medication can reduce pain, stimulate new tissue healing, increase vascular perfusion and decrease bioburden. read more
Venous leg ulcers are a severe outcome of chronic venous insufficiency, making it crucial to have an appropriate treatment plan. These authors highlight their three-pronged approach to treating venous leg ulcerations, emphasizing assessment of the ulcer, compression techniques and educating patients. read more
Whether you are starting out in a podiatry practice, haggling over a managed care contract or selling a practice you’ve had for years, there are many factors that go into being a savvy negotiator. Accordingly, this author focuses on strategies that address both the economic and emotional issues that play a part in negotiating physician contracts. read more […]
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