New Data on Footcare’s Impact on Reducing Diabetic Amputation Highlighted in Keynote for 100th SCP Symposium in Glasgow

New research reporting the positive impact of footcare and vascular care was the highlight of a keynote address to the 100th Symposium of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists in Glasgow yesterday. While amputations continue to be a common and costly complication of diabetes, the good news is that regular footcare can reduce risk by upwards of 60 percent” noted David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) at the University of Arizona, who delivered the lecture before a large audience of clinicians, delegates, and policy makers from around the world. “This is a great time to be working in this area, because we can now actively see a difference being made both on paper and at bedside with our patients. “

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