Don't Miss This! The Vitamin D Deficiency Epidemic (…and yes, that is a pulsating Dorsalis Pedis artery)

Don't Miss This! The Vitamin D Deficiency Epidemic (…and yes, that is a pulsating Dorsalis Pedis artery)

Forget about the flu epidemic. At least it’s pretty easy to figure out when a patient has the flu. I feel sure I have missed some patients with wounds due to low Vitamin D. The Vitamin-D deficiency epidemic is ridiculous. What scares me is not that 80% of the tests I...

Wound Wednesday

This is an inflammatory leg ulcer in a patient with an autoimmune disease. I don’t want to use sharp debridement but I’d like to get her ready for a cellular product so I’ve decided to use biological debridement (larval maggots). Next week I will...

What Is It Wednesday

This is a 76 year old lady from Mexico whose chest was horribly burned more than 70 years ago as a child in a fire. She never developed breasts because of the destruction of tissue on her chest wall. Her family brought her to me because of this tissue that looked like...

What Is It Wednesday

This man developed a thrombosis of his left subclavian vein as a result of a catheter. Take a look at the hemosiderin deposits on his fingers. He’s actually got varicose veins on his forearms that you can’t see in this photo. This is a rare case of venous stasis...

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