Approximately 2 million people in the United States are living with limb loss, and this figure is expected to double by 2050. Lower-limb amputation accounts for the vast majority of all amputations, and diabetes—specifically, diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs)—is the leading cause of nontraumatic...
By James McGuire, DPM, PT, CPed, FAPWHc
The world of wound care is getting more complicated by the day. New products emerge almost weekly and further confuse the practitioner who is bombarded with ads and weekly visits from company representatives who tout the benefits of their particular collagen or foam.
In order to help you navigate the murky waters of this product sea, the students at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine have partnered with me to do a regular blog on WoundSource.com, which launches this month, explaining the features and benefits of many of the wound products you use or are considering for your patients. Each post will review the product the research and, if we have experience with the product, its particular clinical usefulness. Hopefully you will appreciate the work these fine young doctors to be put into this blog and will benefit from the information provided.
Keep an eye on the WoundSource blog for these posts starting next week!
About The Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
Dr. James McGuire is the Director of the Leonard Abrams Center for Advanced Wound Healing of the Foot and Ankle Institute, Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine (TUSPM), and Associate Professor at TUSPM, Philadelphia, PA, a large outpatient wound center with approximately 7,000 wound visits per year treating all lower extremity wounds with the most advanced evidence-based wound treatment modalities available and enrolling patients in clinical trials for new breakthrough wound treatments.
The students at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine have partnered with Dr. McGuire to provide a regular blog on WoundSource.com featuring the latest research and information on advanced wound care products to serve healthcare providers in their clinical practice.