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Section: CME Category: Surgery

Conservative Surgeries for the Diabetic Foot - What Works and What Doesn't Work?

Javier Aragon-Sanchez, MD, PhD

Javier Aragon-Sanchez, MD, PhD discusses clinical presentations for diabetic neuropathic foot ulcerations, reviews the conservative and surgical approaches for treatment, focusing on cases where the etiology is biomechanical.

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Goals and Objectives
  1. Describe why conservative surgery is not always possible in the treatment of osteomyelitis in the diabetic foot.
  2. Give examples of conservative surgical approaches producing adverse biomechanical functioning of the foot that may lead to new ulcerations.
  3. Understand why the location of the index ulcer and Charcot deformities are risk factors for re-ulcerations after conservative surgery.
  4. Explain how customized insoles and appropriate shoes should be provided to minimize the risk of transfer ulcers.
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    PRESENT e-Learning Systems is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. PRESENT e-Learning Systems has approved this activity for a maximum of 0.5 continuing education contact hours

    Release Date: 05/03/2018 Expiration Date: 12/31/2020

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