Section: CME Category: Imaging Surgery

The Preoperative Assessment of High Risk Foot and Ankle Patients

Charles Andersen, MD

Charles Anderson, MD discusses techniques available to assess skin perfusion pre-operatively and intra-operatively as well as define the limitations of the different techniques that are used. Dr Anderson also discusses the outcome data demonstrating decreased suture line complications with pre-operative and intra-operative assessment of skin perfusion.

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  1. List the techniques available to assess skin perfusion pre-operatively
  2. Define limitations of techniques utilized to measure skin perfusion
  3. Review techniques for evaluating skin perfusion in the operating room
  4. Review outcome data demonstrating decreased suture line complications with preoperative and intraoperative assessment of skin perfusion
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    Release Date: 12/26/2018 Expiration Date: 12/31/2020

  • Author
  • Charles Andersen, MD

    Chief of Vascular-Endovascular-Limb Preservation Service and Medical Director of the Wound Care Clinic at Madigan Army Medical Center
    Tacoma, Washington
    Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences

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    Charles Andersen has disclosed that he is a consultant/advisor for KCI, Organogenesis and Spiracur