The Intersection of Health Equity and Limb Preservation The recent study by Kassavin et al., published in 2023, illuminates a critical public health issue: the varying rates of amputations across different communities and the underlying social factors that contribute to these disparities. #AmputationPrevention #SocialDeterminantsOfHealth #PublicHealth #LimbSalvage Disparities That Cut Deep The research found that counties... Continue Reading →
As a follow up to our long-time SALSAmigo Vincent Rowe's lecture at the Amputation Prevention Alliance, here is a superb article from Tamra Burns Loeb, Alicia Morehead-Gee and Derek Novacek, UCLA via The Conversation Jackie was slated to have an amputation for "diabetic gangrene". He died of a heart attack the night before.
Loss of Insurance Leads to Loss of Limb: An Eye-opening Study in the Annals of Vascular Surgery April 8, 2023 - A significant study recently published in the Annals of Vascular Surgery has uncovered a troubling correlation between loss of health insurance coverage and increased risk of amputation. Led by Dr. Tze Woei Tan, a... Continue Reading →
An important and comprehensive review from McDermott and coworkers at JHU and Prof. Boulton at Manchester. Diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) are a major source of preventable morbidity in adults with diabetes. Consequences of foot ulcers include decline in functional status, infection, hospitalization, lower-extremity amputation, and death. The lifetime risk of foot ulcer is 19% to... Continue Reading →
Geographic and Socioeconomic Disparities in Major Lower Extremity Amputation Rates in Metropolitan Areas What superb work by our colleagues Fanaroff and coworkers. Further evidence that the ZIP code lottery for amputation includes rural and urban areas. This article was featured on the American Limb Preservation Society (ALPS) site. Geographic and Socioeconomic Disparities in Major Lower... Continue Reading →
Social determinants of diabetes-related foot disease among older adults in New South Wales, Australia: evidence from a population-based study Background: Diabetes-related foot is the largest burden to the health sector compared to other diabetes-related complications in Australia, including New South Wales (NSW). Understanding of social determinants of diabetes- related foot disease has not been definitive... Continue Reading →