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After Foot Amputation — What’s Next?

March 20, 2019

A foot amputation can be a scary procedure to face. But, completing a successful operation is your surgeon’s job. Your work begins after the procedure. Knowing what to expect after a foot amputation can help you toward a speedy, healthy recovery. Your hospital staff will give you medications to alleviate pain and fight infection, but you need to know more. Here’s what you can

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The Wound Clinic at Memorial Medical Center saves patient’s leg from amputation

March 18, 2019

Mr. Wright, like most of us, has an active lifestyle. One of his favorite pasttimes is fishing and being outdoors with his family. Unfortunately, after a day of wade fishing in May of 2018, he noticed that something did not seem right with his left lower leg. He was seen in the emergency room the following day, and started on outpatient IV antibiotic therapy as treatment for necrotizing

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Why Your Peripheral Neuropathy Feels Worse at Night

February 28, 2019

The pain, tingling, and burning sensations from diabetic peripheral neuropathy can be debilitating any time of day. But, for some people, these uncomfortable sensations get particularly worse at night, especially when they’re trying to sleep. If you’re in this category, you might have been told you’re imagining it. But, recent research from the Comprehensive Pain Center at

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Meet a Wound Care Provider

February 27, 2019

Jayesh R. Modi MD FACS RVT CWSP Medical DirectorMidHudson Regional Hospital Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine of Westchester Medical Center Health Network  Q: What was it like treating wound patients before working at the wound center? A: Prior to joining wound center I was providing wound care to my patients as a part of my vascular surgery practice.  Some of these

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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy saves patient’s jawbone

February 22, 2019

Hugh Christie’s diagnosis of tonsil cancer didn’t surprise the former chewing tobacco user. Nor was he surprised that side effects from the 35 radiation treatments used to cure the cancer would threaten the loss of his jawbone three years later in his dentist’s office. “I work in a nuclear facility so I know what radiation does to you,” said Christie, a 61-yearold maintenance

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Protect Yourself from Charcot Foot

February 20, 2019

If you have diabetes, you face the possibility of developing many foot problems, including ulcers, non-healing sores, and even amputation. But, there’s another condition you should know about and watch out for: Charcot foot. Also called Charcot arthropathy, this condition weakens the bones in the feet of people who have peripheral neuropathy. It also attacks the joints and soft tissues. Over

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Center Recognition Award Winners Announcement (Q4-2018)

February 18, 2019

Congratulations to the RestorixHealth Recognition Award recipients for the period Q4-2018 (October – December)! These awards recognize the effort and dedication required to meet or exceed benchmarks in each of the recognition categories. Your commitment to excellence and clinical performance does not go unnoticed and we hope you accept our sincerest appreciation for representing

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New Center Opening

February 18, 2019

The Adair County Wound Clinic in Greenfield, IA is now open. Congratulations to our new partner

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2019 Annual Amputation Prevention Summit – Memorial Hermann

February 14, 2019

Ramping up efforts for the Houston’s Third Annual Amputation Prevention Summit This educational program will highlight the urgent nature of the diabetes epidemic, specifically the prevalence of peripheral artery disease (PAD) and diabetic foot ulcers/injuries. It will also discuss ways healthcare professionals can improve their practices in order to reduce lower extremity

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Did You Know? Foot Risk Assessment

February 14, 2019

You may be at risk for a foot ulcer if you have one or more of the following signs: Lack of sensation (feeling) in your feet. Feeling of “pins and needles” in your feet. Feet hurt while walking or resting. Sores don’t heal. Skin on your feet becomes thick, dry or scaly. Calluses develop easily on the soles of your feet. DID YOU KNOW… The wound healing

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