Prevention & Management of Wound Infection in Podiatry Practices

The role of podiatry in wound healing is indispensable. Along with treating more complex foot problems including preventing, diagnosing and treating injuries related to sports, podiatrists should also recognize and treat any wound infections in patients. Key symptoms of an infected wound are – yellow or foul-smelling drainage from the wound, pain, swelling, or redness […]

Tips for Avoiding Podiatry Coding Mistakes

With detailed and specific codes, podiatry coding is a specialized process. Any mistake in selecting codes can lead to claim denials and thus reimbursement issues. Podiatry practices must also be up to date with the rapid changes in the coding standards or they may have to face decreased revenue. Here are some key tips to […]

How to Streamline Wound Care Prescription Process

Wound dressings serve several important purposes such as absorbing exudates, preventing infection, splinting the wound area and maintaining high humidity. Podiatrists see patients with a wide range of conditions ranging from diabetes to peripheral artery disease that can significantly increase the risk of wounds. Electronic wound care programs are ideal to streamline the wound-care prescription […]

Treatment of a Non-Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcer

A diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound that occurs in a person with high blood sugar. It is commonly located on the bottom of the foot. All people with diabetes can develop foot ulcers and foot pain, but in some people, the skin does not heal and can progress into an ulcer […]

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