10 years later: A Call to End Preventable Amputations in a Generation Reverberates Across Australia

10 years after delivering an address in which he called for “ending preventable amputation in our lifetime”, David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the University of Arizona’s Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) returned to Adelaide where he revisited his keynote and looked toward the future. “I remember being a young clinician and hearing Prof. Armstrong and being inspired” noted Peter Lazzarini, Chair of the Symposium and President of Diabetic Foot Australia. “It kind of set me on a path to where we are today”. Armstrong, for his part, was hopeful and enthusiastic. “I must say that the last 10 years have led to great progress, but we still have a long way to go.” 

From left: Prof. Rob Fitridge (Royal Adelaide Hospital), Melissa Noonan (Limbs4Life), David G. Armstrong and Peter Lazzarini (Diabetic Foot Australia)

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