Amputation

Specialist podiatrist and lecturer to discuss foot assessment tool at free webinar for healthcare professionals

An experienced podiatrist and lecturer in diabetes care is among the speakers taking part in the EDFN’s upcoming webinar, ‘Upskilling the healthcare workforce in lower limb assessment and treatment’. ...

10-minute home test has ‘key role’ to play in early detection of diabetes-related foot problems

A simple, non-invasive home test that can detect nerve damage early on offers hope to people at risk of developing serious complications such as foot ulcers and amputations and an early death. Neuropa...

Study highlights link between socioeconomic deprivation and amputation risk

A new study has found the likelihood of amputations relating to diabetic foot disease is “inversely proportional” to the index of multiple deprivation. The research, Socioeconomic Deprivation as a Pre...

Study explores main factors affecting surgical level in major amputations

The data of people with foot conditions in diabetes who had major amputations has been analysed in a new study to determine the relevant factors which affected the surgical level of amputation. The re...

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...