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Are Bioengineered Alternative Tissues Better Than Skin Grafts for Diabetic Foot Ulcerations?

March 15, 2015 | posted in: Articles, Latest News | by

Dr. Peter Blume has published an article this week in Podiatry Today, March 2015 issue. Dr. Blume authored an article entitled Point–Counterpoint: Are Bioengineered Alternative Tissues Better Than Skin Grafts for Diabetic Foot Ulcerations? The article that IDr. Blume wrote states that there is low risk of rejection or interference with host immunity, and split..

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Dr. Blume Co-Authors Paper On Role of Regional Anesthesia in Foot and Ankle Surgery

March 15, 2015 | posted in: Articles, Latest News | by

Dr. Peter Blume was recently a co-author on a new research paper published in the Journal of foot and ankle specialists, February 2015. The title of the article is the Role of Regional Anesthesia in Foot and Ankle Surgery. The abstract below is an excellent overview of the article: Regional anesthesia has increasingly expanded its..

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Current Concepts With Pantalar Arthrodesis

February 1, 2015 | posted in: Articles, Latest News | by

Dr. Peter Blume has recently published an article in Podiatry Today, January 2015 edition, entitled “Current Concepts With Pantalar Arthrodesis”. From the article: Pantalar arthrodesis can be an effective limb salvage option for pathologies ranging from Charcot arthropathy to end-stage posterior tibial tendon dysfunction. Accordingly, these authors share essential pearls for the challenging procedure, explore..

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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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Dr. Publishes New Article on Charcot Foot and Ankle With Osteomyelitis

November 18, 2013 | posted in: Articles, Latest News | by

Dr. Blume was recently published in the Journal of Diabetic Foot and Ankle with an article on Charcot foot and ankle with osteomyelitis. From the site: This paper presents a review of the current literature discussing topics of Charcot osteoarthropathy, osteomyelitis, diagnosing osteomyelitis, antibiotic management of osteomyelitis, and treatment strategies for management of Charcot osteoarthropathy..

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Dr. Blume Publishes Article on The Biomechanics Of The Transmetatarsal Amputation

May 30, 2013 | posted in: Articles, Latest News | by

Dr. Peter Blume of New Haven, CT recently published an article entitled “Understanding The Biomechanics Of The Transmetatarsal Amputation” in volume 26 of the medical journal Podiatry Today. From the article: In a thorough review of the literature on the transmetatarsal amputation in patients with diabetes, these authors discuss keys to proper patient selection, essential..

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