Healing of the Human Kind
A Dermagraft速 Case Study Presented by: Jordan R. Stewart, DPM
Greater Baltimore Medical Center Wound Care Center, Baltimore, MD
Patient is a 57 year old male with type II diabetes mellitus with peripheral neuropathy, a chronic left Charcot foot deformity, and a heavy tobacco history. The patient presented with an 8 week old left plantar foot ulcer that had been treated with local wound care and offloading in a CAM walker. On initial presentation, wound extended down to plantar fascia.
Diabetic foot ulcer secondary to Charcot foot deformity
Date: 9/17/09 Initial Visit Wound Size: 2.5 x 2 x 1 cm
Wound Treatment & Outcome The wound was treated with debridements, total contact casting, and 4 applications of Dermagraft. The patient stopped smoking after his 2nd visit to the wound care center.
Date: 10/15/09 1st Dermagraft Application Wound Size: 1.2 x 1.2 x .3 cm
Date: 10/29/09 3rd Dermagraft Application Wound Size: .6 x .5 x .2 cm
Date: 11/12/09 Healed
Date: 10/22/09 2nd Dermagraft Application Wound Size: .8 x .8 x .2 cm
Make the Shift. Any wound that remains unhealed after 4 weeks is cause for concern, as it is associated with worse outcomes, including amputations. Make the shift to Dermagraft for faster healing times with clinically proven results. Dermagraft: Delivering living cell therapy.
Jordan R. Stewart, DPM Timonium Foot and Ankle Center 9622 Deereco Road Timonium, Maryland 21093 Phone: 410.560.2777 Fax: 443.901.1131 Jordan R. Stewart, DPM specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of foot and ankle disorders by medical and surgical methods. A doctor of podiatric medicine is the only health care professional whose total training focuses on the foot, ankle, and related body systems. Dr. Stewart received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland at College Park and completed his graduate studies at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed a three year residency at Mercy Medical Center and the University of Maryland School of Medicine, each in Baltimore. This included a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
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