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Section: CME Category: Diabetic Foot

Equinus and Its Implications for the Diabetic Foot - Is TAL Mandatory?

Lawrence Lavery, DPM, MPH

Lawrence A Lavery, DPM, MPH discusses ankle equinus and its relationship with high plantar pressure in patients with diabetes mellitus. Dr Lavery also reviews the criteria to select patients for preventative surgery as well as describing the current literature regarding the use of tendoachilles lengthening in patients with plantar ulcerations.

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Goals and Objectives
  1. Review ankle equinus and its relationship with high plantar pressure in patients with diabetes mellitus
  2. Review criteria to select patients for preventative surgery
  3. Describe the current literature revolving around the use of a tendoachilles lengthening (TAL) in patients with plantar ulcerations
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  • CPME (Credits: 0.5)

    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: 03/03/2020 Expiration Date: 12/31/2020

  • Author
  • Lawrence Lavery, DPM, MPH

    Professor and Director of Clinical Research
    Department of Plastic Surgery
    University of Texas
    Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas, TX

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    Lawrence Lavery has disclosed that he is a consultant, advisor for Apilon Medical, Harbor Med Tech, Boehringer Ingelheim and Medline Industries.