What Is a Puncture Wound? Puncture wounds are not the same as cuts. A puncture wound has a small entry hole caused by a pointed object, such as a nail that you have stepped on. In contrast, a cut is an open wound that produces a long tear in the skin. Puncture wounds require...
1/10/2018 1:07:59 PM
Surgeons Offer Tips to Avoid Flood and Storm Cleanup Foot Injuries Summer storms and flooding can be horrendous at times, often leaving massive cleanup efforts from the devastation and damage left behind. After a storm has passed or flooding has occurred, one of the first t...
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Going Barefoot? Beware! Tips for a safer barefoot summer. Millions of Americans will go barefoot this summer, and thousands will suffer injuries, such as cuts and puncture wounds. Some will develop nasty infections that may require surgery. The best way to protect f...
12/6/2017 1:20:14 PM
Have You Checked Your Feet for Skin Cancer Tips to Avoid Storm Cleanup Foot Injuries Protect Your Kids' Bare Feet This Summer
6/27/2016 5:14:24 PM
Don't Let Your Feet Ruin Your Day at the Beach As millions of Americans hit the beach this summer, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons offers these foot safety tips. (View full-sized version) Protect Your Feet from Puncture Wounds and Cuts Wear shoe...
12/6/2017 1:25:43 PM
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6/19/2018 12:50:13 PM
Staphylococcus aureus is a type of bacteria that can be spread through the skin or open wound contact and is known to cause serious illness and infection if contracted. In recent years, certain types of staph bacteria, such as drug-resistant MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphy...
1/10/2018 1:47:20 PM
Potentially Deadly Infection, Once Seen Primarily in Hospitalized Patients, Is Now Linked to Common Foot Conditions in the Community More Americans are developing drug-resistant staph infections, known as MRSA, from common, relatively minor foot problems, such as cuts, crack...
11/23/2016 1:14:08 PM
Keep Your Kids’ Feet & Ankles Safe This Summer Get Your Feet Ready for Sandal Season Sandals & Foot Problems in Men MRSA Infections
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Women Runners Take Fashion Warning Bare Feet and Summer: Not the Safest Mix Warm Weather Walking Checklist
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Keep Your Kids Safe This Summer: Expert Weighs in on Proper Care Caring for your children’s foot and ankle injuries can help them stay on their feet longer The summer months are an active time for families and children. Summer sports and playing outside put children at incr...
5/23/2018 12:22:09 PM
Avoid Risks of Summer Heat to Diabetic Feet American college of foot and ankle surgeons offers tips for patients living with diabetes to prevent disease complications. As public health officials nationwide take precautions to help senior citizens endure the sizzling su...
11/6/2017 1:00:23 PM
Use Caution When Tackling Home Improvement Projects With the recent pandemic, many are still taking advantage of the stay-at-home-time to complete home and yard projects. Foot and ankle surgeons urge homeowners to take appropriate precautions to keep your feet and ankles saf...
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Ulcers, which are open sores in the skin, occur when the outer layers of the skin are injured and the deeper tissues become exposed. They can be caused by excess pressure due to ill-fitting shoes, long periods in bed or after an injury that breaks the skin. Ulcers are commonl...
1/10/2018 2:18:13 PM
Get Your Feet in Shape for Sandal Season Beat the Heat with Healthy Summer Feet Protect Your Feet from Lawnmower Injuries
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