Armstrong, Podiatry, Limb Salvage Highlighted in Japan

TOKYO. David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the
Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) at the University of
Arizona, was the featured guest at two gatherings in Tokyo and Kobe
Japan highlighting the “team approach” to amputation prevention. The
audience, consisting of physicians, surgeons and nurses from
throughout Japan, filled two standing room only auditoria in the two
cities. “This is such an extraordinarily exciting time”, noted Dr.
Armstrong, “To see Japan embracing wound healing in general and
amputation specifically augurs a new era for care in the Pacific Rim
and beyond.” Professor Ted Uemura, Chief of Plastic Surgery at Saga
University was equally enthusiastic, “Podiatric medicine has existed
in the USA since 1912. We have very little exposure to this level of
medical education to the lower extremity in Japan. This must change if
we are to embrace the 'SALSA' approach”, nationwide.”

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