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Podiatry, the Diabetic Foot and COVID-19

  • 1.  Podiatry, the Diabetic Foot and COVID-19

    Posted 03-26-2020 13:27
    The Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association (JAPMA) has published a special communication entitled: All Feet On Deck-The Role of Podiatry During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Preventing hospitalizations in an overburdened healthcare system, reducing amputation and death in people with diabetes.  In addition to suggesting a triage system for lower-extremity wounds and diabetic foot problems, the publication provides recommended "strategies to perform best practices in the new pandemic standard of care for the at-risk diabetic foot."

    Individuals may access the publication at: link 

    Ryan Crews

  • 2.  RE: Podiatry, the Diabetic Foot and COVID-19

    Posted 04-01-2020 14:48

    Hello Ryan,

    This is a great outline of what needs to be done with the current situation. Table 1 can be used as a resource. Currently, I am only seeing priority 3 in my office. But if other podiatric offices could unload the burden in local wound care centers, it would help the dire situation. 

    [Shelley] [Gath] [BS, DPM, DABMSP]
    [Vantage Foot And Ankle Center]
    [Arcadia] [California]