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Evaluation and Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
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Evaluation and Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Show: (January 7, 2022)

Death rate following first time onset of diabetic foot ulcer or after a lower limb amputation has a survival rate that is now worse than most cancers. It is predicted that by 2050 one in three Americans will have diabetes. Physicians need to be educated on symptoms and when to refer patients so as to avoid amputation.

Brent Haverstock, DPM, discusses this multispecialty program that utilizes the expertise of vascular surgeons and podiatrists, but also involving physicians from many other medical and surgical disciplines in the management of this significant health problem, of which Alabama has the highest prevalence.

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