Dr. Steven Kavros

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Steven Kavros

Steven Kavros, DPM

Dr. Steven J. Kavros, a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), has over 28 years of experience in patient care, education and research in vascular wound management, limb preservation and podiatric medicine and surgery.

He has spent the last 18 years at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, holding appointments in the department of Orthopedic Surgery, sections of Vascular Medicine, and Occupational, Preventive and Aerospace Medicine (Hyperbaric Medicine). He has achieved numerous honors and awards for his activities involving patient care excellence, basic science and clinical research. He has extensive experience in providing educational lectures in wound management, arterial disease of the lower extremity and Charcot Neuroarthropathy. He developed and instituted the first Mayo Clinic comprehensive center for patients with Charcot Neuroarthropathy.

He has obtained national and international recognition for the clinical development of two medical devices: low frequency ultrasound therapy and intermittent pneumatic compression. Both of these novel technologies are used in the care of patients with peripheral vascular disease, diabetes mellitus and mixed connective tissues disease. Outcomes in wound healing and limb preservation has been significantly improved with the use of these medical devices.

Dr. Kavros has been the Principal Investigator for numerous research projects for both industry and National Institute of Health (NIH). These initiatives involve improving outcomes in wound management, limb preservation, and critical limb ischemia. Patient care outcomes in limb preservation have been improved resulting from his numerous peer reviewed scientific publications. He continues to strive for excellence in all initiatives involving patient care, research and education.

Articles by Dr. Steven Kavros

The Use of Hypochlorous Acid Solution in Wound Management

Sodium hypochlorite solutions have been used in wound care for a hundred years and are familiar to practitioners as Dakin's solution. In the last 15 years more advanced hypochlorous acid solutions based on electrochemistry have emerged as safe and viable wound-cleansing agents and infection treatment adjunct therapies.

Using a Pneumatic Compression Device for Lower and Upper Extremity Peripheral Arterial Disease

Do you have leg or arm pain from poor circulation? Dr. Steven Kavros discusses research that shows the value of intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) in many areas of both upper and lower extremity vascular disease.