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By Kirubel Gebresenbet Resident SJMCTX
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27489974/building-effective-partnerships-between-vascular-surgeons-and-podiatric-physicians-in-the-effective-management-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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Timothy Wu, Rabih A Chaer, Nichol L Salvo
Both vascular surgeons and podiatric physicians care for patients with diabetic foot ulcerations (DFUs), one of today's most challenging health-care populations in the United States. The prevalence of DFUs has steadily increased, along with the rising costs associated with care. Because of the numerous comorbidities affecting these patients, it is necessary to take a multidisciplinary approach in the management of these patients. Such efforts, primarily led by podiatric physicians and vascular surgeons, have been shown to effectively decrease major limb loss...
July 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27397037/gastrocnemius-fascia-release-under-local-anaesthesia-as-a-treatment-for-neuropathic-foot-ulcers-in-diabetic-patients-a-short-series
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Kobe Van Bael, Geerhardus Van der Tempel, Isabelle Claus, Sabrina Speybrouck, Johan De Coster, Sylvie De Laere, Erik Debing, Dimitri Aerden
BACKGROUND: Diabetic foot ulceration is the leading cause of major amputation in the developed world. Plantar neuropathic ulcers at the forefoot can be managed conservatively with off-loading, but treatment is not invariably successful. Achilles tendon lengthening procedures aim at increasing dorsiflexion and decreasing forefoot pressure but can be associated with complications and require prolonged postoperative immobilization to prevent tendon rupture. We assessed the feasibility and clinical outcome of a comparative minimal invasive procedure: the gastrocnemius fascia release...
August 18, 2016: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
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