Category Archive: Amputation

The Pressure is OFF: Ontario Improving Diabetic Wound Care

November 23, 2017

Bulletin Ontario Improving Wound Care for Patients with Diabetes Province Funding Casts to Treat Diabetic Foot Ulcers November 22, 2017 3:00 P.M. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Ontario is covering the cost of specialized casts to provide more support for patients with diabetic foot ulcers.   Wound care devices, which include removable, non-removable and total contact foot casts, can significantly improve patients' quality of life by relieving pressure around the heel, ankle and toes so the foot can properly…

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Severe foot pathology predicts death in diabetes : Dermatology News

September 29, 2016

Source: Severe foot pathology predicts death in diabetes : Dermatology News

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Outcomes Following Advanced Wound Care for Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Canadian Study – Canadian Journal of Diabetes

September 23, 2016

Data concerning outcomes of Canadian patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) arelimited. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the healing rates and identifythe predictors of poor outcomes following advanced wound care in patients presentingwith DFUs. Source: Outcomes Following Advanced Wound Care for Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Canadian Study – Canadian Journal of Diabetes

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Diabetes Ups Risk of Amputation in Critical Limb Ischemia –Doctors Lounge

September 21, 2016

Source: Diabetes Ups Risk of Amputation in Critical Limb Ischemia –Doctors Lounge

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Virtual Reality to Help Control Prosthetic Arms |

July 9, 2016

Virtual reality is finding a surprising application in rehab, as a team of engineers at Arizona State University will soon be using an Oculus Rift headset Source: Virtual Reality to Help Control Prosthetic Arms |

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Local Flaps For Wounds: Rules Of Rotation And Advancement | Podiatry Today

June 7, 2016

Great piece from Dr. Ryan Fitzgerald on Wound Flaps. Enjoy! PVM   Local Flaps For Wounds: Rules Of Rotation And Advancement Friday, 05/20/16 | 228 reads  0  1  1 googleplus0 Issue Number:  Volume 29 – Issue 6 – June 2016 Author(s):  Ryan Fitzgerald, DPM, FACFAS Noting that advancement and rotation flaps offer key advantages over skin grafting, this author discusses factors and considerations in choosing a flap technique to facilitate wound closure.  Soft tissue reconstruction in the surgical management of lower extremity wounds can…

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