Jeffrey A. Niezgoda, MD, introduces the listener to the topic of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). The lecture begins with an overview of compromised wound healing and a detailed discussion of the critical role oxygen plays in the healing cascade. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is defined and Dr. ..
Burns can be one of the most challenging things a podiatrist will treat. They are not only painful but potentially very disfiguring. Dr. Marc Dolce discusses the current classification of burns, the rule of 9's in determining the percentage of body involvement, and the current treatment optio..
Dr. Lavery provides an informative and comprehensive overview of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy. The benefits, indications and contraindications of V.A.C. therapy are discussed. Several studies are presented supporting the expanding roles of V.A.C. therapy, particularly in the diabetic patie..
Cynthia Fleck discusses how to access a patients nutritional status and how being malnourished can have an effect on the wound healing process. She will also discuss how to improve a patients wound healing with vitamins, minerals and alternate feeding methods