Dr. Blume Gives Lecture at the Veith Symposium

January 1, 2015 | posted in: Latest News | by

Dr. Blume recently gave a lecture at the Veith Symposium on why plastic and reconstructive surgery flaps are appropriate for foot and ankle reconstruction. About the Veith Symposium: The VEITHsymposium provides Vascular Surgeons and other Vascular Specialists with a five-day conference on the most current information about new developments in clinical practice and relevant research…

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Dr. Blume Lectures and Treats Patients in Barbados

January 1, 2015 | posted in: Latest News | by

Dr. Peter Blume was proud to lecture and treat patients in Barbados this month as a guest of the the program “Good Morning Barbados,” discussing diabetic limb preservation. Dr. Blue lectured to residents, attending physicians and medical students at the Queen Elizabeth hospital on the topic update on management of osteomyelitis. He also collaborated for..

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Affiliated Foot and Ankle Surgeons Recognizes Dr. Enzo Sella

Dr. Peter Blume of Affiliated Foot and Ankle Surgeons was proud to be part of the awarding committee from the Connecticut Podiatric Medical Association which recognized Dr. Enzo Sella this December. Dr. Sella was recognized for advancing the discipline of foot and ankle surgery, as well as for his dedicated and commitment to podiatric residency..

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Dr. Peter Blume Publishes Article in Journal of Diabetic Foot and Ankle

November 19, 2014 | posted in: Articles, Latest News | by

Dr. Peter Blume recently published an article in the Journal of Diabetic Foot and Ankle entitled “An overview of factors maximizing successful split-thickness skin grafting in diabetic wounds”. From the abstract: Open wounds, from ulcerations or slow healing, are one of the comorbidities in diabetic patients that can lead to amputation. Therefore, an optimal way..

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Dr. Blume Featured in Article in Podiatry Today

November 19, 2014 | posted in: Articles, Latest News | by

Dr. Blume was recently quoted in an article Podiatry Today about the use of bioengineered alternative tissues. From the article: Similarly, prior to utilizing bioengineered alternative tissues, Peter Blume, DPM, emphasizes appropriately debriding and offloading the wound in order to prevent BAT failure. See more articles featuring Dr. Blume at: http://www.podiatrytoday.com/how-and-when-use-bioengineered-alternative-tissues#sthash.KeqFzsNl.dpuf

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Dr. Peter Blume Publishes Article On the Safety of Becaplermin Gel in the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

August 25, 2014 | posted in: Articles, Latest News | by

Dr. Peter Blume has recently authored an article for Chronic Wound Care Management and Research on the safety and efficacy of Becaplermin gel in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. From the article’s abstract: Becaplermin gel remains the only US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved growth factor for the treatment of diabetic neuropathic foot ulcers…

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Can Ultrasound Debridement Facilitate Biofilm Removal From Diabetic Foot Ulcers?

August 11, 2014 | posted in: Articles, Latest News | by

Dr. Peter Blume recently published an article on the removal of diabetic foot ulcers on the website Podiatry Today. From the article: Armstrong’s adage, “It’s not what you put on a wound but what you take off” can apply to ultrasound systems and the removal of biofilm as well.18 Many of the senior author’s patients..

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Dr. Peter Blume Publishes Article on Fifth-Toe Deformities

June 18, 2014 | posted in: Articles, Latest News | by

Dr. Peter Blume has recently published an article on Fifth-Toe Deformities on the website Medscape. As published in the article: Since the advent of shoes, the fifth toe has been a source of discomfort for many people (see image below). Complaints typically involve poorly fitting shoes that create friction, irritation, and pain with each step…

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Doctors from Affiliated Foot and Ankle Surgeons Participate in first North American Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Summit

June 16, 2014 | posted in: Latest News | by

Dr. Peter Blume and Dr. Farlyn Charlot-Hicks have both participated  in the first North American Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Summit in Dallas, Texas. The Summit’s 115 participants came from across the clinical spectrum that treats the full range of wound types.  The largest numbers of participants were from wound care, plastic, general and orthopaedic surgery, OB/GYN..

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Dr. Peter Blume on Editorial Board of the Journal of Diabetic Foot and Ankle

Dr. Peter Blume is on the editorial of the Journal of Diabetic Foot and Ankle, a peer-reviewed international Open Access journal created as a forum for the dissemination of information on the latest advances pertinent to diabetic foot and ankle pathology and its related areas of prevention, clinical care, pathophysiology, epidemiology, and surgical and cardiovascular management…

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