2021 Abstracts


The Vertical Contour Calcanectomy, an Alternative Approach to Surgical Heel Ulcers: Keys to Long Term Survivability
Presenting Author: Helene Cook, DPM
All Authors: Helene Cook, DPM; Daniel Popovskym; Kevin Delijani; Christopher Kennedy, DPM; John S. Steinberg, DPM

Superiority of Indirect Revascularization via Arterial-Arterial Connections to Promote Healing in Ischemic Wounds
Presenting Author: Jenna C. Bekeny, BA
All Authors: Jenna C. Bekeny, BA; Christopher E. Attinger, MD; Karen Kim Evans, MD; Cameron Akbari, MD

A Surgically Based Multidisciplinary Algorithm for the Management of Complex Wounds
Presenting Author: Dean Meshkin
All Authors: Dean Meshkin; Ersilia Anghel, MD; Kenneth L. Fan, MD; Karen Kim Evans, MD; Christopher E. Attinger, MD

International Study to Develop the WOUND-Q Patient-Reported Outcome Measure for all Types of Chronic Wounds
Presenting Author: Tert C. Van Alphen, MD, MBA
All Authors: Tert Van Alphen, MD, MBA; Emiel Van Haren, MD; Maarten Hoogbergen, MD; Anne Klassen, MD; Andrea Pusic, MD


Disparities in Receipt of Lower Extremity Amputations among Diabetic Limb Population: Examination of the 2012-2014 National Inpatient Sample
All Authors: Tanvee Singh, MPH; Derek Delia, PhD; Karen Evans, MD; Christopher Attinger, MD; Kenneth Fan, MD  

Bony Defects of the Foot Lead to High Rates of Transfer Lesion Development: Soft Tissue Reconstruction is Not Enough in the Chronic Wound Population
Priya Bhardwa, MS; Elizabeth Zolper; Jenna Bekeny; Kenneth L. Fan, MD; Karen Kim Evans, MD; Kevin G. Kim, BS

SPRINT PNS Technology as an Analgesic Modality to Facilitate Wound Care
Akrita Bhatnagar, MD; David Martin, MD; Ali Turabi, MD

Diabetic Foot Salvage in Severe Charcot Disease: Use of Radial Forearm Free Flap, Negative Wound Therapy and S53P4 Bioactive Glass. Case report. 
Alejandro Blanco, MD; William Montt, MD; Valeria Latorre, MD

Topical Continuous Oxygen Therapy for the Chronic Diabetic Lower Extremity Wounds Complicated by Peripheral Arterial Disease
Johnson Boey; DPM, Sunghwan Byun; DPM; Tang Tjun Yip, MD; Chong Tze Te, MD

Risks Factors Associated with Major Lower Extremity Amputation after Vertical Contour Calcanectomy
Helene Cook, DPM; Nicole Cates, DPM; Dan Popovsk; Kevin Delijani; John S. Steinberg, DPM

The Development of a Nurse Practitioner Lead Podiatry Service
Eleanor  Dunlap, CRNP; Suzanna Fitzpatrick, CRNP; Sarah Rosenberger, CRNP; Elizabeth Ford, CRNP

Retrospective Analysis of the Durability and Functionality of the Chopart’s Amputation
Jennifer Skolnik, DPM; Sara Mateen, DPM; Cindy Duong, TUSPM; Samuel Gorelik, TUSPM; Jennifer Van, DPM, TUSPM

Predictive Factors for Limb Salvage and Foot Ulcer Recurrence in Patients with Chronic Limb-threatening Ischemia after a Multidisciplinary Team Treatment: A 6-year Japanese Single-center Study
Miki  Fujii, MD, PhD

Extensor to Flexor Tenodesis Following Digit Amputation: Technique Guide and Case Report
Jonathan Furmanek, DPM; Paul Carroll, DPM

The Power of TWO2: Real World Evidence of the Long-term Healing and Health Economic Benefits of Cyclical-pressure Topical Wound Oxygen Therapy in the Diabetic Foot Ulcerations
Matthew G. Garoufalis, DPM; Aliza Lee, DPM

Screw Length Associated with Fracture Gapping of Fifth Metatarsal Base Fracture with Intramedullary Screw Fixation: A Cadaveric Study
Nicole Cates, DPM;  Amar Gulati, DPM; Jonathan Tenley DPM; Jacob Wynes, DPM, MS; Roberto Brandao, DPM

Changing Dynamics in Limb Salvage: Medical Priorities and the High-risk Patient
Anthony R. Lorio, DPM

Distal Symes Amputation of the 5th Toe – A Case Series Highlighting Treatment of Distal Toe Ulceration, Gangrene, Osteomyelitis and Digital Deformity
Abimbola O. Johnson, DPM; Troy Boffeli, DPM

Prophylactic Irradiation for the Prevention of Heterotopic Ossification After Foot Amputations
Amber Kavanagh, DPM; Kelly McKeon, DPM; John Miller, DPM; Jayson N. Atves, DPM; John S. Steinberg, DPM

Antibiotic Impregnated Cement Rod Stabilization for Salvage of an Infected Traumatic Ankle Fracture in a Diabetic Patient
Amanda  Khoury, DPM; Tinisha Ricks, DPM; Kevin Douglas; Maria DPM

Outcomes of Foot Infections in Hospitalized Patients With and Without Diabetes
Lawrence Lavery, DPM; Amanda Killeen, DPM; Easton-Ryan; Peter Crisologo, DPM, Matthew Malone, PhD

The Infected Diabetic Foot: Does Complete Resection of Osteomyelitis Improve Clinical Outcomes?
Lawrence Lavery, DPM; Amanda Killeen, DPM; Javier-La Fontaine, DPM; Peter Crisologo, DPM, Matthew Malone, PhD 

Risk Factors and Outcomes in Charcot Fracture versus Dislocation Patterns
Jonathan  Furmanek, DPM

Total Atherosclerotic Occlusion of Perforators in Anterolateral Thigh Flap Harvesting for Foot Reconstruction
Hyonsurk Kim, MD

A Case Report: Charcot Arthropathy in an Uncontrolled Diabetic Complicated by an Open Ankle Fracture
Kanika Kochhar, DPM; Nathan Mauren, DPM

Placental-based Allografts for Complex Limb Salvage: A Pilot Study
Marc R. Matthews, MD, FACS; Danielle Thornburg, MD; Areta Kowal Vern, MD; William Tettelbach, MD; Kevin Foster, MD, FACS

Surgical Treatment of Plantar First Metatarsal Ulcerations in High Risk Patients: A Case Series
Alissa  Mayer, DPM; Nicole Cates, DPM; Jered Stowers, DPM; Jacob Wynes, DPM

Percutaneous Imbrication of the Achilles Tendon for the Treatment of Plantar Central Heel Ulceration: A Novel Indication
Jacob Wynes, DPM, MS; Nicole Cates, DPM; Kelly McKeon, DPM

Wound Mediated Lower Extremity Amputation and Early Mortality: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Dean Meshkin; Jenna Bekeny; Karen Kim Evans, MD; Christopher E. Attinger, MD; Kenneth L. Fan, MD

Anatomic and Treatment Descriptive Features of Lower Extremity Gas Infections
Andrew Meyr, DPM; Hyun Shim, DPM; Nicholas Varakin, DPM

Approximation of the Ankle-brachial Index in the Setting of Medial Arterial Calcific Sclerosis
Andrew Meyr, DPM; Sara Mateen, DPM;  Jennifer Skolnik, DPM; Eric Choi, MD

Use of a Standardized Order Set to Increase Assessing Hemoglobin A1c Levels and Obtaining Endocrinology Consultations for Patients Undergoing Lower Extremity Amputations
Katherine  Neal, MD; Nancy Payne, MSN;  Kevin Southerland, MD; Michael Kerzner, DPM; Thomas Hopkins, MD

Utility of External Tissue Expander in Diabetic Wound Healing: A Single Center Experience
Michael Rouse, MD; Sami Shoucair; Tiffany Hoh, DPM; David Martin, MD

The Role of Targeted Infra-popliteal Endovascular Angioplasty to Treat Diabetic Foot Ulcers using the Angiosome Model: A Systematic Review
Erin Saricilar, MD

Minimally Invasive 18-gauge Flexor Tenotomies For Lesser Digit Ulcerative Lesions: A Retrospective Analysis
Jered Stowers, DPM; Jonathan Srour, DPM; Israel Santander, DPM; Christopher Kennedy, DPM; John S. Steinberg, DPM

A Unique, Definitive, and Durable Solution for the Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcer
Lewis Freed, DPM; Steve  Strohbusch

Diabetic Foot Resurfacing Using Microvascular Tissue Transfer from Lateral Thoracic Region
Sang Wha Kim, MD, PhD; Youn Hwan Kim, MD, MPH

Limb Salvage in Non-Compliant Type II Diabetic Patients using an Esterified Hyaluronic Acid Matrix without Split Thickness Skin Graft (STSG)
Dixon Xu, DPM; Patricia Forg, DPM