Armstrong/SALSA Tout Team Approach to Amputation Prevention at 35th Mexican Association for General Surgery International Symposium

Armstrong lecturing to Mexican Association for General Surgery’s Symposium in Acapulco, Mexico from University of Arizona

David G. Armstrong, DPM, PhD, Professor of Surgery at the University of Arizona became the first podiatric surgeon to address the Mexican Association for General Surgery’s International Symposium. The lecture, which was given by way of the University’s biomedical communications unit to the congress in Acapulco, detailed the structure and function of the renowned Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) and techniques to prevent amputation in people with diabetes. “We believe strongly that team trumps technology”, noted Dr. Armstrong, “However, when both are combined, it is a really wonderful combination.” The session, which was chaired by Surgeon Fermin Martinez de Jesus, President and Founder of the Mexican Diabetic Foot Society. This symposium was preceded by a pre-conference which included podiatric surgeon Stephanie Wu, Associate Professor of Surgery at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science as well as a “virtual” visit by Professor Armstrong.

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