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Section: CME Category: Surgery

Surgical Off Loading in the Diabetic Ulcerative Foot

Matrona Giakoumis, DPM

Matrona Giakoumis, DPM discusses the unique biomechanics and gait pattern of diabetic patients. Dr Giakoumis also reviews ulcer patterns, their deforming forces, which patients are candidates for surgical off-loading as well as formulating a plan for which surgical off-loading procedure to choose.

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Goals and Objectives
  1. Describe the unique biomechanics and gait pattern of diabetic patients
  2. Review ulcer patterns and their deforming forces
  3. Review which patients are candidates for surgical off-loading
  4. Analyze the deforming forces behind ulcer patterns and which surgical off-loading options exist
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    Release Date: 09/18/2020 Expiration Date: 12/31/2022

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