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: https://lnkd.in/eC-CcZC

@USC Podiatric Surgeon Keynotes Innovations in Wound Healing Symposium

David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Limb Preservation Program at Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California (USC) became the first podiatric surgeon to keynote the 8th Innovations in Wound Healing Symposium. Armstrong's lecture, entitled "The Diabetic Foot: A Silent Sinister Syndrome- and what to do about it", reviewed... Continue Reading →

Armstrong Represents USA in Hybrid Limb Preservation Program in North Macedonia @USC @KeckSchool_USC @USC_Vascular @APMA @ALPSLimb

Irfan Ahmeti (front) chairing session featuring Prof. David G. Armstrong (back) during the Symposium in Skopje, North Macedonia David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the USC Limb Preservation Consortium was the keynote speaker during the diabetic foot section of the Scientific Association of endocrinologists and diabetologists of Macedonia. Held live in Skopje and internationally online,... Continue Reading →

LA County Productivity and Quality Commission (PQC) recognizes @USC/ Rancho / Hot Foot Line Limb Preservation Program “Time is Tissue” @LACountyBOS @RanchoRehab @LACUSCMedCenter #ActAgainstAmputation @SoCalCTSI @USC_Vascular

LA County's Productivity and Quality Commission announced its 34th Annual Productivity and Quality Awards. Rancho Los Amigos, in concert with USC and LAC+USC were acknowledged for their efforts in limb preservation in people with diabetes. The program, which established a "Hot Foot Line" and associated limb preservation service dramatically reduced high-level amputation while also cutting... Continue Reading →

Good working relationships: how healthcare system proximity influences trust between healthcare work in Limb Preservation #DiabeticFoot #ToeandFlow @alpslimb

Great work from our University of Wisconsin SALSAmigos including Megan Brennan and coworkers. Discussing methods to measure and manage teamwork-- especially "virtual" interdisciplinary teams at a distance. Good working relationships: how healthcare system proximity influences trust between healthcare workers Trust between healthcare workers is a fundamental component of effective, interprofessional collaboration and teamwork. However, little... Continue Reading →

Health service organization impact on lower extremity amputations in people with type 2 diabetes with foot ulcers: systematic review and meta-analysis @DiabetologiaJnl @alpslimb

Excellent work from Meza-Torres and coworkers in Diabetologia. Bottom line: based on these data, half of all major lower extremity amputations may be prevented with adoption of multidisciplinary care pathways. Aims Despite the evidence available on the epidemiology of diabetic foot ulcers and associated complications, it is not clear how specific organizational aspects of health... Continue Reading →

Design of a partially virtual diabetic service improves access to care and education and reduces amputation incidence @diabetesrc @ALPSlimb

Important work from the Devon NHS trust, UK. Service user and community clinician design of a partially virtual diabetic service improves access to care and education and reduces amputation incidence Significance of this studyWhat is already known about this subject? ► Quality outcome framework, education and multi- disciplinary secondary care have improved services for diabetes... Continue Reading →

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