Dr. David Hardin

Wound care
Lafayette, IN
38 years experience male

Locations

Lafayette's Wound Center

Lafayette, IN

Address

635 S Earl STE B, Lafayette, IN
Directions

Fax

7658388207

About

Bio

I am a board certified wound specialist with over 25 years of wound care experience including extensive training in wound issues in the PM R theatre, (pressure, diabetic and vascular ulcers) with experience in footwear, support surfaces and management of wounds related to prosthetic devices. I was involved in an early diabetic foot clinic in 1990. I authored several chapters in a Chinese wound text as well as helping train several early Chinese wound specialists. I have extensive experience with nursing home wounds carrying as many as 75 nursing homes at times. When not healing wounds I enjoy bicycling, the arts and fine scale model railroading.

Specialties
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Wound care

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

757 Answers
854 Agrees
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Sometimes: Since we don't know the actual mechanism of fibromyalgia diagnosis is difficult be sure a doctor knowledgeable in fibromyalgia has confirmed the diagn... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Tests include: Checking for elevated calcium and phosphorus, parathyroid hormone (it controls them) x-ray of legs may show calcified blood vessels.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Orthopedic PT: Orthopedic certified specialist ocs certification can be obtained in specialties including cardiovascular and pulmonary, clinical electrophysiology, g... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
And vice versa: There has been a very old argument as to whether the sleep disorder or the pain comes first! the sleep disorder that is one of the diagnostic criteri... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
NO: Conventional superglue acc has toxic chemicals in it. Emergency and surgical centers have a product called dermabond which is safe.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Several ways: Aerobic exercize is an important treatment for fibro. Improved strength and endurance will help you get through the rigors of pregnancy and delivery.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Many causes MINE WAS: After suffering an ich (strike) from an avm very sudden onset 6 wks later i believe from muscle imbalance in my neck and spasticity. My opinion is fi... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Yes or no depends: What does this reaction look like and feel like. Was he in the sun has he had drug allergies why was he taking antibiotics there are a number of sev... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Not stress: Stress won't cause fibro but it will agra ate it but there is an association with pregnancy likely due to musculoskeletal and hormonal changes. I ha... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Two gangrenes: There might be two totally different things with the name gangrene, one is intestinal gangrene which rarely occurs with proper medical monitoring the... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Gentle treatment: Calciphylaxis is a very difficult wound but not impossible. First calcium and PTH must be regulated. The wound is very sensitive to trauma and debrid... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Not directly: People with any long standing pain are obviously at risk for depression fibromyalgia does not cause or directly increase risk of depression nor does ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Infection: Sounds like you have a urinary tract infection but since other things are possible check with your doctor.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
No: The most natural method is maintaining a strict diabetic diet.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Many ways: Varying from very simple to equine therapy done one horseback where balance as well as the rhythm of the horses gait are beneficial.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Multiple things: There are four main drugs used in fibromyalgia: savella, (milnacipran) lyrica, Cymbalta and gabapentim. The associated sleep disorder can often be tr... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Sorry but: Unfortunately it is not possible to create regional fat loss by any method. Best bet is a nutritional weight loss diet with aerobic exercise 30-60 mi... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
General relaxation: Aroma therapy will only help if it contributes to relaxation. Biofeedback can be an excellent way to learn relaxation heat may exert its effect via ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Yes: There are massage and wrapping techniques done as well as ankle pumps and fitting for compression devices, active (pumps) or passive (compression hose... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Yes but: Yes it will kill the yeast infection but until the antibiotics gone the yeast can grow right back.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Age? Cause?: A wound may be too old to stitch also. In wound care we encourage a wound to fill itself by carefully controling how moist it is and protecting it wit... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
To see Dr: Thick white tissue in the wound bed very likely needs to come out. This most likely represents "slough" which is dead and dying tissue. Warning: th... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Plantar wart likely: At your age most likely it is a plantar wart or a callus buildup but you need to be sure you don't have a forgein body stuck in your toe. Check with ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Without Question: The trouble is we doctors are trained to get evidence from clear clinical signs, x-rays labs and other technological studies. So far there is no effe... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Infection: Infection and inflammation of the skin including the subcutaneous layers.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Not likely: Transfer factor is a fairly small protein produced in small quantities by lymphoid cells. At this time it has not been studied enough to enter mainst... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Get it looked at: Probably best to have a dermatologist take a look at that its a potential risk for squamous cell carcinoma.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
You did what?: Unless you are experienced at this doing that yourself is very dangerous. The brown dots could be coagulated blood, residual pigmented tissue or poss... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Sometimes: Not all bacteria are sensitive to the same antibiotics. Sometimes several different bacteria will be treated successfully. The presense of one infe... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
It can be: But it is still less likely to be habit forming than say lortab or oxycodone.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Not likely: Many chiropractors do include heat and ultrasound in their practices however it s highly doubtful that spinal manipulation would be of any use physica... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Unrelated: The two are unrelated completely except the letters fibro which is a fairly common prefix in pathologic terms. In the case of pulmonary fibrosis it i... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Not by itself: Dietary fiber itself won't raise blood sugar however fiber supplements may have flavor and sugar to make more palatable.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
OUCH!: Alcohol will damage tissue. There are many products far safer to use.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Semantics: The process is the same for both, pressure damageto softer tissue underlying the comparatively tough skin. Undermining leaves a shelf of skin over a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Not any more: In the civil war, leg wound infections from gunshot wounds were so lethal that the best treatment was to cut the leg off. Today unless the bullet de... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Not too fast: Unfortunately it is not possible to create regional fat loss by any method. Best bet is nutritional weight loss diet with aerobic exercise. Also not... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
PAD or veins: Your description sounds a little more like venous leg disease especially if you sit or stand for long periods without moving your legs much. Your doct... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
A general aerobic: Unfortunately it is not possible to create regional fat loss by any method. Best bet is nutritional weight loss diet with aerobic exercise 30-60 min... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Yes: The most sensitive part of the bone is the membrane called the periostium on the surface. Osteomyelitis tends to push this up from the bone causing q... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Your feet: Obviously if you are diabetic your are at risk. Do you have thick recurring calluses? Open sores on feet legs?Numbness or burning pain in feet and an... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Calcium in vessels: A syndrome related to kidney failure with calcium deposition in blood vessel walls and skin necrosis blood calcium levels are elevated and calcified ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
And the formula is:: English formula bmi = ( weight in pounds / ( height in inches x height in inches ) ) x 703 metric formula bmi = ( weight in kilograms / ( height i... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
I have controlled it: I developed fibromyalgia after a cerebral hemorrhage left my left side paralyzed in my case it appeard to develop due to muscle imbalance and changes ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Move or not?: Muscle contractions can be divided into: •isotonic (constant tension through rom-range of motion) basically but not exactly like free wts. Most e... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
To little space here: There are 2 of most structures in the body. Since most tender points are in muscles they would tend to be on both sides. The trigger points were map... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Pressure/elevation: Direct pressure to the wound and elevation of the body part. If it is bleeding severely or is a large gaping wound get immediate medical help but kee... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Yes & other things: Joint hypermobility syndrome, Marfan syndrome and ehlers-danlos syndrome can all present more or less in this fashon. Check with your doctor as each ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Dermatix?: I'm sure you are referring to dermatix (no r) which is used over a period of weeks to reduce scarring so starting after 5 days is fine.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Dried blood : A scab is a collection of dried blood cells and serum that sits on top of the skin surface. Its purpose is to protect the wound from contaminating mat... Read More
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Sep 15, 2013
Thanks for your valuable contributions
May 7, 2013
Very accurate answers.
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Aug 24, 2013
A quick, detailed answer, which was accurate according to what moms doctors have done already. This has been a long, hard battle for my mom. Dr Hardin was right on target. Thank you Dr. Hardin.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I smashed the side of my finger between a meat mallet and wood (I shouldn't use the mallet as a hammer, I've already broken 3) Didn't know to pop or not to pop. Thank yo...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Bad ear infection. I was giving 1 dose, didn't help; got a stronger one, took all, then missed my period that's constant. Not sexualy active
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

MO

Residency

IL

Awards

Founding Fellow Assiciation of Physicians in Wound Healing (certified)
Top Doctor, Second Place, Lafayette, IN - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Lafayette, IN - Winter
2013

Publications

Pain management in wound care, AMERICAN SUCTION WOUND CLOSURE THERAPY
Venous Leg Ulcers
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