Reducing Nontraumatic Lower-Extremity Amputations by 20% by 2030: Time to Get to Our Feet – A Policy Statement from @American_Heart @CircAHA

An important Policy Statement in Circulation by the American Heart Association (Creager and coworkers) calling for a 20% reduction in lower extremity amputations over the next decade. Ladies and gentlemen: This is doable. Nontraumatic lower-extremity amputation is a devastating complication of peripheral artery disease (PAD) with a high mortality and medical expenditure. There are ≈150 […]

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Activity data from wearables as an indicator of functional capacity in patients with cardiovascular disease #Frailty #AppleWatch #MobileHealth @stanfordvasc

Congratulations to Oliver Aalami and team from Stanford Vascular Surgery. Using an Apple Watch, the team were able to accurately assess frailty. Measure…now manage!

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Wound Bed Preparation 2021 @usc_vascular

Great continued work by Sibbald and coworkers. We are honored to have helped out this year. Wound Bed Preparation is a paradigm to optimize chronic wound treatment. This holistic approach examines the treatment of the cause and patient-centered concerns to determine if a wound is healable, a maintenance wound, or nonhealable (palliative). For healable wounds […]

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With lectures yesterday, @USC @KeckMedUSC Armstrong completes 75 invited peri-pandemic symposia to 6 continents @usc_vascular

With lectures yesterday to medical students in Chicago on team building and to Japan and the USA on gene therapy in wound healing, David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and co-Director of USC’s Limb Preservation Program gave his 74th and 75th invited lecture since March of last year. Touching all 6 continents on multiple occasions, […]

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Steal syndrome from a superficial circumflex iliac perforator artery flap in a patient with a hypoplastic posterior tibial artery and severe diabetic peripheral artery disease

This just published from our group in Oxford’s Journal of Surgical Case Reports The use of free flaps in lower extremity reconstructive surgery has seen growing adoption for treating tissue loss in patients with diabetes mellitus and peripheral artery disease as a means for limb preservation. The superficial circumflex iliac perforator artery (SCIP) flap is […]

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Fewer Type A personality traits in type 2 diabetes patients with diabetic foot ulcer?

Compelling data from Verges and coworkers from Dijon and coworkers that is certainly worthy of discussion. Abstract Aim. – Type A personality—characterized by time urgency, strong drive, and a need for achievement and competitiveness—has been shown to be associated with reduced mortality in patients with diabetes. However, it is not known whether a Type A […]

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Tap your way to better diabetic foot health? Results of a randomized controlled trial

Effect of tap dance on plantar pressure, postural stability and lower body function in older patients at risk of diabetic foot: a randomized controlled trial Introduction To examine the effects of tap dance (TD) on dynamic plantar pressure, static postural stability, ankle range of motion (ROM), and lower extremity functional strength in patients at risk […]

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Toward an Interdisciplinary Approach to Diabetic Limbs in the Era of Functional Limb Preservation: “Can We Preserve This Limb?” Meets “Should We Preserve This Limb?” @apma @japmafeettweets @alpslimb @usc_vascular

This manuscript from our combined teams continues the discussion on the importance of an initial assessment of limb threat followed by a functional one.

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The Offspring of Sisyphus: Steady Progress in The Decade Since the “Toe and Flow” JAPMA-JVS Special Issue on Limb Preservation | Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association

This manuscript summarizes the successes and opportunities to improve the historic progress since bringing together podiatric and vascular surgery.

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