Offloading effects of a removable cast walker with and without modification for diabetes-related foot ulceration: a plantar pressure study #ActAgainstAmputation @alpslimb

Offloading effects of a removable cast walker with and without modification for diabetes-related foot ulceration: a plantar pressure study From our Aussie toemigos. Abstract Background Removable cast walkers (RCWs), with or without modifications, are used to offload diabetes-related foot ulcers (DRFUs), however there is limited data relating to their offloading effects. This study aimed to... Continue Reading →

Smart Boots Hold Promise for Improving Adherence to Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment– Especially Among Underserved Populations, New Study Shows ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot @ALPSlimb @USC @USC_vascular @ResearchatUSC @KeckSchool_USC @Najafi_Bijan @NIDDK @NIH

From our team "Smart Boots Hold Promise for Improving Adherence to Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment-- Especially Among Underserved Populations, New Study Shows" A recent study entitle "Taking a Load Off" published in the journal Sensors has shown that the use of smart offloading walkers for diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) could help promote adherence to prescribed use, particularly... Continue Reading →

Metagenomics of Diabetic Foot Ulcer Undergoing Treatment with Total Contact Casting (TCC) @USC_vascular @USC @ALPSlimb @CosmosID

This initial look into what may be a routine survey of metagenomic data from week to week. Led by FASMA's Adam Isaac, CosmosID's (National Science Foundation Director Emerita) Prof. Rita Colwell and our team. Objective: Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are characterised by the presence of many microbes, some of which may not be identified by traditional... Continue Reading →

Wheeled Knee Walkers (WKW): Alterations to plantar loading and ankle range of motion of the contralateral foot during assisted walking 

Intriguing work from Anguijano-Hernandez and coworkers from University of Nebraska-Omaha Aims: Patients with diabetic foot ulcers are instructed to be non-weight bearing on the affected limb to promote healing. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effect of different assistive devices on whole foot plantar loading, peak forefoot force, ankle range of motion,... Continue Reading →

Personalized Offloading Treatments for Healing Plantar Diabetic Foot Ulcers @alpslimb #DiabeticFoot #ActAgainstAmputation @NIDDK

Important and subtle work from Gustav Jarl and coworkers in Sweden and Australia. It speaks to the trend to be doing things with our patients and not to them. Background: Non-removable knee-high devices are the gold-standard offloading treatments to heal plantar diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). These devices are underused in practice for a variety of reasons.... Continue Reading →

Ex-Nike designer builds a boot that could prevent 80,000 amputations a year- FROM @FASTCOMPANY #ActAgainstAmputation @alpslimb #DiabeticFoot

Via FastCompany and Mark Wilson. Congratulations to Jason Hanft, Michael DiTullo and team. When patient centric design meets good quality offloading, good things happen. also... here is a great podcast with Neil de Grasse Tyson featuring this topic, as well. When a career podiatrist teamed up with a former designer from Nike, they created a... Continue Reading →

Accelerating innovation in the diabetic foot market with Azure Health Data Services @drhew @ALPSlimb @SensoriaInc #ActAgainstAmputation @Azure #C2SHiP

This just published by the Azure/Microsoft Health and Life Sciences Janna Templin Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Health and Life Sciences This blog post has been co-authored by Sharlene Jerome, Manager of Marketing and Communications, Sensoria Health This blog is part of a series in collaboration with our partners and customers leveraging the newly announced Azure Health Data... Continue Reading →

Offloading treatment in people with diabetic foot disease: A systematic scoping review on adherence to foot offloading @ALPSLimb #ActAgainstAmputation

This from our colleagues at Charing Cross Hospital. Offloading treatment in people with diabetic foot disease: A systematic scoping review on adherence to foot offloading Highlights A review of adherence to offloading treatment for people with diabetes and foot disease.• Adherence to offloading treatment is influenced by biological and psychosocial factors.• Abnormal gait and postural... Continue Reading →

Researchers publish first successful “smart boot” study regarding diabetes-related wounds @NIDDK @NIH #ACTAGAINSTAMPUTATION @USC @KECKMEDUSC @BCMSURGERY @SENSORIAINC

This posted to Keck Medicine of USC HSC News Researchers publish first successful “smart boot” study regarding diabetes-related wounds David Armstrong, PhD, DPM (Photo/Ricardo Carrasco) As part of its partnership with Center to Stream Healthcare in Place (C2SHIP), Keck Medicine of USC has developed a new, interactive smart boot to help diabetic patients recover from dangerous... Continue Reading →

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