Nerve-Related Injuries and Treatments for the Lower Extremity

February 8, 2016

This issue of Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery is focused on nerve-related injuries, entrapments, and treatments of the lower extremity. From small-fiber neuropathy and skin biopsy techniques to chronic nerve compression in the diabetic patient, this issue covers a wide range of neurologic conditions for the reconstructive surgeon. Great emphasis is given to the detailed lower extremity neurologic examination and surgical nerve decompression for diabetic neuropathic foot conditions.

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Pyoderma Gangrenosum in a Patient With Hereditary Spherocytosis

December 28, 2015

Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare, relapsing cutaneous disease with 4 distinctive clinical manifestations: ulcerative, bullous, pustular, and vegetative lesions. It mainly occurs in adults and is frequently associated with systemic diseases, most commonly inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatologic disease, or hematological dyscrasias. However, there have been no previous reports of PG in a patient with hereditary spherocytosis, a common inherited hemolytic anemia.

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Amantadine-Induced Livedo Racemosa

September 3, 2015

Although livedo reticularis is a known adverse effect of amantadine, only limited studies have addressed this association.

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Predictors of Outcomes in Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis Treated Initially With Conservative (Nonsurgical) Medical Management: A Retrospective Study

August 27, 2015

The optimal way to manage diabetic foot osteomyelitis remains uncertain, with debate in the literature as to whether it should be managed conservatively (ie, nonsurgically) or surgically. We aimed to identify clinical variables that influence outcomes of nonsurgical management in diabetic foot osteomyelitis.

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Repairing Pretibial and Foot Soft Tissue Defects With Reverse Transplantation of the Medial Crural Fasciocutaneous Flap

August 18, 2015

Soft tissue defects of the pretibial area and the foot are among the most common complications in patients with lower extremity injuries and remain a challenge for surgeons. This study examined the clinical effects of repairing pretibial and foot soft tissue defects with a medial crural fasciocutaneous flap

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Combating Superbug Without Antibiotic on a Postamputation Wound in a Patient With Diabetic Foot

August 3, 2015

Diabetic foot is a kind of limb- and life-threatening complication that is difficult to treat with conventional therapy, especially when accompanied with peripheral arterial insufficiency and severe infection.

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