Category Archive: Tissue Repair

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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MIT, Mass General Develop Second Skin to Treat Eye Bags, Other Signs of Aging |

May 13, 2016

Research collaborators at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have come up with a special material that can act as a “second skin” to impart a youthful Source: MIT, Mass General Develop Second Skin to Treat Eye Bags, Other Signs of Aging |

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Doxycycline Redux: Brilliant system delivers doxycycline deep into the wound bed.

April 10, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TSXV: DVA DELIVRA POWERS DIABETIC WOUND HEALING March 29, 2016 – Toronto, Ontario – Delivra Corp. (“Delivra” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce its success in facilitating a new treatment modality for diabetic wound healing. Diabetic wound healing is a very large, and historically very challenging, market. Almost one in ten adults in the world are diabetic or pre-diabetic1. In the United States alone, there are almost 30 million diabetics2, and over 85 million people with…

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Using Printers to Treat Wounds: Yup. And it only gets better from here

October 15, 2015

3D Printing And The Future Of Lower Extremity Care Wednesday, 09/23/15 | 927 reads  65  19  0 googleplus1 Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 10 – October 2015 Author(s):  Nicholas A. Giovinco, DPM, John D. Miller, BS, and David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD As the technology of three-dimensional printing becomes more ubiquitous, these authors note that 3D printing could be a viable adjunct for surgical planning and orthotic fabrication, and suggest that increased access to this technology may have broader implications on…

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Good Vibrations: Ultrasound may help in the healing of DFU’s

October 12, 2015

Ultrasound Treatment Quickens Healing Of Skin Ulcers, Effective For Diabetics And Elderly: Study By  Vishakha Sonawane  on July 13 2015 8:21 AM EDT Share on facebook 30 Share on twitter 2 Share on linkedin 9 Share on google_plusone_share More Sharing Services 2 A new research showed that ultrasound treatment can speed up the healing process of skin ulcers. In this photo, dated April 30, 2013, a doctor gives a patient an ultrasound during a medical examinaton in Schwedt, Germany.  Getty Images/Theo Heimann  Low-intensity…

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Serial Killer: The story of how the systematic removal of dead wound tissue saves a limb. It’s good. FYI

October 12, 2015

Salvaging A Limb With Serial Debridement, STSGs And NPWT Tuesday, 06/30/15 | 1292 reads  63  3  1 googleplus1 Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 7 – July 2015 Author(s):  Brett Chatman, DPM, Tammer Elmarsafi, DPM, and John S. Steinberg, DPM, FACFAS These authors discuss how serial debridement, split thickness skin grafts and negative pressure wound therapy salvaged the limb of a 71-year-old patient with diabetes who presented with gas gangrene. Gas gangrene of the lower extremity is one surgical emergency that normally requires…

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