Amputation

Stem cell therapy linked to lower rates of amputation in diabetic foot cases, meta-analysis shows

The use of stem cell therapy has been found to be “significantly” more effective in the treatment of diabetic foot compared to traditional methods, meta-analysis has found. Researchers found that stem...

Role of the podiatrist in amputation prevention under the microscope at EDFN conference

A vascular nurse consultant and consultant diabetologist will explore the value of podiatrists within multidisciplinary teams at this year’s EDFN conference on April 29. Dr Leanne Atkin, from the Mid ...

Clinicians should ‘protect’ renal function of people with diabetic foot ulcer to reduce infection risk, researchers say

Severely reduced estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is “strongly” associated with poor prognoses in people with diabetic foot osteomyelitis (DFO), a study has highlighted. The authors of the ...

Foot disease cases surge as people fear hospitals during COVID-19

Healthcare professionals have reported a worrying surge in cases of people presenting with advanced foot disease at hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic. At least one diabetes related amputation occ...

COVID-19 led to surge in diabetic foot amputations in Italy

The COVID-19 lockdown had a “detrimental impact” on diabetic foot ulceration (DFUs) in Italy, according to researchers there. A newly published study has shown that amputation rates significantly incr...