Elegant Idea – Follow Up Then

Hi, this is Don here. I want to talk today about an elegant idea that I actually wish someone had told me about a long time ago.  There are a few websites and there are a few tools that I really use on a daily basis.  One of them I want to talk about today…

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New foot wound 2nd time around

Here’s a patient with a foot wound on the bottom of the first metatarsal head. This is the second time this developed for this patient and he had a callous year prior. The way that we treated it is to offload the area with a surgical shoe with felt cut out and use weekly or…

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Wound while in Mexico second time around

This week I have had a few patients with wounds a second time around. This patient developed one after being in Mexico and walking too much. This was due to his neuropathy and he developed a blister that developed into a sore. Hopefully this heals pretty quickly for him by staying off of it. He…

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The dangers of interfering with a parabola.

Here is a patient of mine that has had multiple surgeries on his feet. Most recently we removed the 5th metatarsal head. However, the next option is to do a mid foot amputation as there is not any more bones to remove. The challenge with his foo is he has a long 1st metatarsal bone…

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Why is it bad to wait for surgery if needed for a foot wound?

This is Dr. Don Pelto.  Today I want to talk about why it is actually not good to wait for surgery if you need it for a foot wound.  I want to tell about an experience with one of my patients.  This patient, she was an older woman who had a longer second toe.  This…

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Can I have a foot infection and not have pain?

Today I had a patient come in and he didn’t feel sick but he had a foot infection for the past few days. This is called cellulitis you can see the area of infection marked on the skin. His only symptom was some chills the last few days. He didn’t have any pain due to…

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