USC Podiatric Surgeon and Founding President of American Limb Preservation Society Delivers Inspirational Keynote on the Value of Teamwork in Limb Preservation to Podiatry Association Singapore

SINGAPORE — Professor David G. Armstrong, Founding President of the American Limb Preservation Society (ALPS) and an internationally recognized authority in limb preservation and podiatry, captivated a diverse audience of healthcare professionals at a recent event hosted by the Podiatry Association Singapore. "It's wonderful to have Professor Armstrong here live to enlighten us with his... Continue Reading →

A multidisciplinary team reduces in-hospital clinical complications and mortality in patients with diabetic foot ulcers #ActAgainstAmputation

This is great work from our colleagues Meloni and coworkers from Rome's Tor Vergata Abstract  Aims The current study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary diabetic foot team (MDFT) in the management of in-patients affected by diabetic foot problems. Materials and methods The study was a retrospective observational study. Consecutive patients with a... Continue Reading →

Getting a Foothold on Diabetic Foot Disease—Outcomes of a Multidisciplinary Clinical Pathway for Inpatient Diabetic Foot Care over 17 Years #ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot #ALPSlimb

Great work from our Singapore colleagues. Abstract Introduction Diabetes foot disease (DFD) contributes to poor quality of life, clinical and economic burden. Multidisciplinary diabetes foot teams provide prompt access to specialist teams thereby improving limb salvage. We present a 17-year review of an inpatient multidisciplinary clinical care path (MCCP) for DFD in Singapore. Methods This... Continue Reading →

Multidisciplinary Limb Salvage Service Reduces Major Amputations in Diabetic Foot Infections ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot @ALPSlimb @WeAreLAHealth @HarborUCLA_VS @JAPMAFeetTweets #ToeandFlow

Congratulations to Ashley Miller, Fred Bongard and crew on these important data on an even more important team approach to limb preservation. Abstract Background: Diabetic foot infections (DFIs) can lead to limb loss and mortality. To improve patient care at a safety-net teaching hospital, we created a multidisciplinary limb salvage service (LSS). Methods: We recruited a cohort... Continue Reading →

@USC Podiatric Surgeon David G. Armstrong is First to to Serve as Grand Round Lecturer for Both the Endocrine and Medicine Institute and Department of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot @ALPSlimb @USC @USC_vascular @ResearchatUSC @KeckSchool_USC @clevelandclinic

From left, Professors Bartolome Burguera, Brian Mandell and David G. Armstrong immediately following Cleveland Clinic Medicine Grand Rounds FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD, First Podiatrist to Serve as Grand Round Lecturer for Both the Endocrine and Medicine Institute and Department of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH – March 23, 2023... Continue Reading →

Armstrong Delivers Successful Keynote Lecture on Limb Preservation and Diabetic Foot Care to the International Podiatrists Association of Hong Kong (IPAHK)

David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) at Keck School of Medicine of USC, delivered a highly successful keynote lecture to the International Podiatrists Association of Hong Kong (IPAHK) via a virtual platform. The lecture, which took place yesterday, focused on the methods used by Dr.... Continue Reading →

American Diabetes Association Hosts Worldwide Webinar on Addressing Diabetes-Related Amputations @AmDiabetesAssn ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot @ALPSlimb @USC @USC_vascular @ResearchatUSC @KeckSchool_USC FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently hosted a worldwide webinar entitled "Dialogue with ADA: Addressing Opportunities & Challenges of Preventing Diabetes-Related Amputations". This virtual event featured leading experts in the field, including Professors Rodica Pop Busui of University of Michigan, Richard Neville, Chief of Surgery at Innova Healthcare, and Professor David... Continue Reading →

A Focus on Amputation Level: Factors Preventing Length Preservation in the National Inpatient Sample

Great work by Fan et al from Georgetown. Bottom line: rural v. urban and revascularization again show a significant effect on amputation level. Abstract Background: Diabetic lower-extremity disease is the primary driver of mortality in patients with diabetes. Amputations at the forefoot or ankle preserve limb length, increase function, and, ultimately, reduce deconditioning and mortality... Continue Reading →

@USC Physical Therapist Stephanie Woelfel Inducted as President of Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management of APTA @KeckMedUSC @USC_Vascular

Stephanie Woelfel, DPT, Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy and Surgery, was named President of Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management of the American Physical Therapy Association. The installation took place at this year's APTA meeting in San Antonio. Dr. Woelfel's inauguration honors efforts in leadership to create a dedicated wound healing specialty within... Continue Reading →

@USC Podiatric Surgeon Prof. David G. Armstrong Featured in @antegradeflow Podcast @USC_vascular @KeckMedUSC @ALPSlimb

Dr. David Armstrong sat down with Antegrade Flow and discussed many great topics. Listen to this amazing thought leader and feel his infectious positive energy. #LimbSalvage#DiabeticFoot#ActAgainstAmputation#ToeandFlowALPSlimbKeck Medicine of USCUniversity of Arizona College of Medicine – TucsonListen here:

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