Foot Care News

Healogics National Diabetes Campaign Oct. 27- 31
Jefferson Hospital Wound Care & Hyperbaric Centers, a member of the Healogics network, are participating in the Healogics National Diabetes Campaign Oct. 27 to 31, dedicated to providing education to local physician offices to help staff identify diabetic patients with or at risk of having ulcers of the lower extremity ... "Patients with diabetes often suffer from nerve damage in their feet which predisposes them to ulcer formation and infection," stated the Centers Medical Director William T. Conklin."These wounds can take a long time to heal and require a specialized treatment approach. Our wound care team provides a variety of therapies, including debridement, specialized dressings, pressure relief with total contact casting, as well as hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). By providing 100 percent oxygen to non-healing ulcers, HBOT has proven to be an extremely effective treatment, often the most important step in the healing process for diabetic patients." full article

Community invited to open house, advanced wound care demonstrations
Northshore Specialty Hospital, Wound Care Associates and Wound Care Specialists invite the community to attend an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on May 8, 5:30 p.m., at 20050 Crestwood Blvd., Covington ... tour The Institute for Advanced Wound Healing, meet the staff, and learn about advanced wound care treatment modalities. These include: Ultrasonic Debridement, Live Sterile Medical Maggots, Synthetic Skin Substitutes, Total Contact Casting, Luna System, Manuka Honey, Negative Pressure, and Therapy Platelet Graft ... full article

Poor Nutritional Status: A Risk Factor for Diabetic Foot Ulcers?
Last month, I discussed the steps that could be taken for a client who is a qualifying beneficiary under Medicare Part B ... We will assume Mr. X is a 70-year-old man with Type 2 diabetes and a chronic diabetic foot ulcer ... His chronic diabetic foot ulcer limits his daily activity so he is sedentary and spends the majority of his day watching television or reading ...
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Study into causes of diabetic neuropathy underway
Scientists in Yorkshire have launched a ground-breaking study to find the cause of diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage) ... Diabetic neuropathy is long-term damage to the nerve fibres that occurs as a result of prolonged, high blood glucose levels, although exactly how this causes nerve damage is not fully understood ... full article

Cayman medical staff trained in diabetic foot care
Three medical teams from the Cayman Islands returned from Tobago at the weekend after undergoing training to help reduce the number of amputations due to diabetes .... full article

Fewer Americans Undergoing Lower Limb Amputation
There have been dramatic decreases in the number and severity of lower limb amputations over the past decade, according to a new study published in the July 2013 issue of Foot & Ankle International. At the same time, orthopaedic advances in treating diabetic foot ulcers have become more commonplace .... full article

SEBRING - As a doctor of podiatric medicine for the last 20 years, Dr. Olga Luepschen has seen more than her share of foot ailments that diabetes can cause. They could be ingrown toenails, swelling, foot ulcers, cuts and sores, corns, deep foot infections and Charcot foot deformities .... full article

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