Lower Extremity Amputations: A Scorecard Two Decades After the St Vincent Declaration #ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot @ALPSlimb @USC @USC_vascular @ResearchatUSC @KeckSchool_USC

For those of you who remember the 1989 St. Vincent's Declaration, this will be a blast from the past! November 14 is World Diabetes Day, chosen because it is the birthday of Dr Fredrick Banting, one of the codiscoverers of insulin. The 2022 theme is “education to protect tomorrow,” with a focus on providing “access... Continue Reading →

@USC Armstrong Keynotes Mississippi Podiatric Surgical Symposium Focusing on Health Disparities and an “Amputation Tsunami”

David G. Armstrong Professor of Surgery and Director of the Limb Preservation Program at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, served as a keynote as well as moderator at a symposium focused on addressing and eliminating disparities in the US South and beyond. The symposium, held in Biloxi, was sponsored by... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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