Every 1.2 seconds, someone in the world develops a diabetic foot ulcer. Every 20 seconds, one of those people ends up with some form of amputation. The fact is that seconds count and we can make a difference. That’s why I so enthusiastically invite you to join me and a panel of world-class colleagues at the Diabetic Foot 2020. Here’s to making a difference, together.
The most common reason for hospitalization for people with diabetes is for an infected foot ulcer. Half of these wounds become infected and one in five of these leads to an amputation. Remarkably, the cost of care for the lower extremity in diabetes now exceeds the five most expensive cancers in the United States alone.
The current literature consists of numerous works advocating the use of redistributing stress (also known as “offloading”) in people with diabetes-related wounds to achieve both ulcer healing and post-operative pressure reduction in “remission”. However, choosing the appropriate device for the appropriate occasion is often difficult. The gold standard of offloading remains the total contact cast. While there are many benefits with this device, there are equally as many disadvantages. Other devices have shown benefit, including the removable cast walker, instant total contact cast and for preventative measures, depth inlay shoes. Faced with active ulcers or recent amputations, appropriate wound care, debridement and pressure reduction will continue to be the essential components of treatment. This workshop will review the state of play, worldwide in this area including advances in wearable and even implantable technologies to help our patients move through their world.
David G. Armstrong
Come and be part of it…
So, if you are involved with the treatment and care of these patients, whether you work in the NHS or in Private Practice, then you must consider joining us in Coventry on April 24th and 25th. Why -because this brand new two day International conference and symposium (hosted in conjunction with BAPO) will be focusing not only on the vitally important issues that Professor Armstrong has outlined above that you see every day in practice, but also on the latest options and treatment modalities that will be of practical use to you in your clinic.
During these two days leading experts including Professor David Armstrong and others will be brought together to focus on finding solutions, forging partnerships, and treatment strategies so that working together we can improve our approach and deal with one of the fastest growing global diseases – Diabetes, and in particular how it affects the foot.
Why not join us at what promises to be a unique and important event in 2020’s Healthcare calendar; take the opportunity to connect with professional colleagues from across the allied healthcare sector and access the latest technologies and products in this field?
See you there!