Diabetes Awareness- Lonnie Kaplan DPM


As you may or may not know, November is national diabetes month. Unfortunately national diabetes month is not as well known as breast cancer awareness month or heart health awareness month. Diabetes affects millions of people in the United States and unfortunately the lower extremities are greatly affected by this condition. Advice for Diabetic Patients: [...]

Diabetes Awareness- Lonnie Kaplan DPM2018-09-20T14:25:11+00:00

VACUUM to Heal Wounds?? Lonnie Kaplan DPM


Sometimes foot ulcerations still do not heal despite all of the previous discussed options and your podiatrist needs to discuss other possible treatment options. For very deep wounds and wounds with ligaments, tendons and muscle exposed, negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is an excellent modality. It is commonly used on wound after amputations where the [...]

VACUUM to Heal Wounds?? Lonnie Kaplan DPM2018-09-21T12:57:13+00:00

Skin Substitutes for Diabetic Ulcerations: Lonnie Kaplan DPM


As you now know from my previous posts, diabetes is a common cause of foot ulcerations. If the ulceration is not colonized/infected, nutrition and blood supply are adequate, and there is adequate offloading you may be thinking, what is the next step if a wound still will not heal. A treatment that can be used [...]

Skin Substitutes for Diabetic Ulcerations: Lonnie Kaplan DPM2016-02-27T19:04:02+00:00

Diabetic Foot Ulceration


One of the major complications of diabetes that is seen in the lower extremity is diabetic foot ulceration/ wounds. There are many risk factors for ulceration in diabetics—the biggest risk being a lack of sensation in the bottom of the feet that can be experienced by diabetic patients (Neuropathy). Peripheral vascular disease is another major [...]

Diabetic Foot Ulceration2016-02-27T18:56:44+00:00

Neuropathy: That Strange Burning & Tingling In Your Feet


Neuropathy Br Dr. Ken Lefkowitz Google Have you ever experienced burning, numbness, tingling, or stabbing pain in your toes? A condition called peripheral neuropathy could be the cause of your discomfort. This type of neuropathy is defined by damage to the peripheral nerves in your toes (or fingers, but we’ll focus on the [...]

Neuropathy: That Strange Burning & Tingling In Your Feet2016-02-27T18:22:04+00:00