Diabetic Foot Care

The Impact of Diabetes

Diabetes is growing exponentially throughout the world. Here in the United States, we have 35 million diabetics and 90 million pre-diabetics, which equates to about 5,200 people a day who are diagnosed with diabetes in the United States. Ocean County Foot and Ankle Surgical Associates, P.C. has a team of highly trained foot and ankle…

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Clinical Studies

The Importance of Wound Care from Dr. Plishchuk

The definition of a non-healing wound is one that has not improved in four weeks or not completely healed in eight weeks. Ulcers of the lower extremities can have a debilitating impact on your everyday life and can occur from peripheral arterial disease, diabetes, trauma, venous disease, and autoimmune diseases. At the Wound Care Institute…

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Peripheral Arterial Disease

Peripheral Arterial Disease

September is PAD Awareness Month and here at Ocean County Foot and Ankle Surgical Associates, P.C. we strive to educate our patients about conditions that may affect their health and overall quality of life. Peripheral arterial disease, also known as PAD, is a condition that affects the circulation, negatively impacting the nourishment of tissues with…

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Common Foot Problems

We Care for All Your Foot & Ankle Needs

In the ever changing world that has been so greatly impacted by Covid-19, now more than ever we understand that being able to have all of your healthcare needs met in an uncomplicated, secure and professional environment that allows the flexibility of both an in-person and online option is key to our patients comfort and…

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Management of a Chronic Radiation Necrosis Wound with Lyopreserved Placental Membrane Containing Viable Cells

Radiation therapy is commonly employed in the treatment of various cancers alone, or in a combination with surgical tumor excision, with the purpose of selectively killing cancer cells at the tumor site.1 Radiation therapy, however, is damaging to the surrounding healthy tissue and may result in tissue necrosis. Radiation can also compromise wound healing leading…

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Biofilm-hijacked Inflammation: The Missing Link to Hard-to-heal Wounds

Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), venous leg ulcers (VLUs), and pressure ulcers (PUs) represent the most common hard-to-heal wounds. According to Armstrong, “Every 1.2 seconds, someone develops a diabetic ulcer; every 20 seconds, someone is amputated.” In the United States, $1 million is spent every 30 seconds on diabetic foot complications. The news is similar for…

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Early Weight-Bearing After Arthrodesis of the First Metatarsal-Phalangeal Joint: A Systematic Review of the Incidence of Non-Union

Arthrodesis of the first metatarsal-phalangeal joint is a reliable procedure for correction of both hallux limitus/rigidus and severe hallux abducto valgus deformities (1). However, one potential contraindication to the procedure is the extended period of non-weight-bearing immobilization that is typically associated with the postoperative course. The objective of this investigation was to perform a systematic…

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