Evaluating And Refining The Team Approach To Limb Salvage

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Guy R. Pupp, DPM, and Desiree Scholl, DPM

   Overall costs of limb preservation and salvage not only include those direct healthcare dollars but also involve the socioeconomic and psychosocial consequences of chronic ulcerations and amputations on patients and their families. For further involvement, there are numerous local and national organizations such as “Save A Leg, Save A Life,” that are dedicated to the team approach to limb salvage. Additionally, annual conferences such as the Diabetic Limb Salvage conference (www.dlsconference.com) are aimed at further development of the team approach to limb preservation and salvage.

   Dr. Pupp is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is the Director of the Foot and Ankle Clinic at Oakland Regional Hospital in Southfield, Mich. He is also a member of the Residency Training Committee at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Mich.

   Dr. Scholl is a PGY-3 surgical resident at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Mich.

   Dr. Steinberg is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.


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