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Limb Loss Presentation
Limb Loss Presentation
Limb Loss Presentation
Limb Loss Presentation
Limb Loss Presentation
Limb Loss Presentation
Limb Loss Presentation
Limb Loss Presentation
Limb Loss Presentation
Limb Loss Presentation
Limb Loss Presentation
Limb Loss Presentation
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Limb Loss Presentation

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Presentation for Central Massachusetts Limb Loss Preservation Group.

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  • 1. Advances In Preventing Amputations Dr. Donald Pelto Central Massachusetts Podiatry Worcester - MA
  • 2. The Diabetic Foot
    • Why should I listen?
    • Skin
    • Nerves
    • Bones
    • Blood Vessels
    • Shoes and Socks
  • 3. Why should I listen?
    • You or a loved one will probably develop diabetes during your lifetime
    • 1-4% of people with diabetes get ulcers every year and 15-25% will get one in their lifetime
    • 15% of ulcers lead to amputation
    • 85% of amputations start as ulcers
    • 45% of people with an ulcer will die within 5 years
  • 4. The Diabetic Foot Skin
    • Dry skin
    • Fungal and bacterial infections
    • Calluses
    • 4 Reasons won’t heal!!
  • 5. The Diabetic Foot Skin - Advances
    • VAC
    • Synthetic Skin Substitute
    • Platelet Rich Plasma
  • 6. The Diabetic Foot Skin
    • Onychomycosis – A real disease with real consequences
  • 7. The Diabetic Foot Skin - Advances
    • Nail treatments
      • Topical
      • Oral
      • Laser
  • 8. The Diabetic Foot Nerve
    • Leading cause for ulceration is neuropathy
    • Semmes Weinstein 5.07 monofilament (10g)
    • EMG
  • 9. The Diabetic Foot Nerve - Advances
    • Epidermal Nerve Fiber Density
    • Metanx
  • 10. The Diabetic Foot Bone
    • Charcot Joint
    • Bone Infection
  • 11. The Diabetic Foot Bone - Advances
    • Walking Boot
    • Charcot Surgery
  • 12. The Diabetic Foot Blood Vessels
    • Edema and Lymphedema
    • Blood Vessel Studies
  • 13. The Diabetic Foot Blood Vessels - Advances
    • Silverhawk
  • 14. The Diabetic Foot Shoegear - Advances
    • Socks
    • Shoes
    • What about slippers?
  • 15. Thank You
    • Dr. Donald Pelto
    • Central Massachusetts Podiatry
    • 299 Lincoln Street Suite 202
    • Worcester, MA
    • [email_address]

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