SALSA’s Armstrong Joins Amputee Coalition’s Limb Loss Task Force in Developing National "Model System" For Care and Prevention

David G Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) at the University of Arizona joined 10 other leading researchers and policymakers from around the country at a special limb loss task force in Boston this past week.  “I’m grateful to the Amputee Coalition for putting this program together.” noted Dr. Armstrong, “It is our collective hope that the end result of this great group of top clinicians and scientists will be development of and federal funding for a ‘model system’ to care not only for those with amputations– but also those at risk for their first or re-amputation.” Armstrong went on to say that “There now exists a good amount of data that putting teams together to not only prevent problems but to rapidly rehabilitate people after amputation can lead not only to a higher quantity of years– but a higher quality of life. I think we owe it to our patients to do our level best to see that happens, nationwide.”

Members of the Amputee Coalition Limb Loss Task Force (Front L-R): Jason Highsmith, David G. Armstrong, Robert Gailey, Diane J. Atkins, David M. Crandell (Rear L-R): Paul E. Prusakowski, Jack Richmond, Terrence P. Sheehan, Stephen T. Wegener, Alan T. Hirsch, Jeff Kalish, Brian S. Armour, Alberto Esquenazi

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