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Current trends in podiatric treatments of the diabetic foot

Discussion in 'Diabetic Foot & Wound Management' started by B. Englund, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. B. Englund

    B. Englund Active Member

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    I have been given the opportunity to speak about podiatry to a group of health care providers working with diabetes. They also want me to talk about new research regarding the neuropathic foot and latest trends in treatment of diabetes ulcers. As I mainly work at the Uni with biomechanics/msk I would appreciate any suggestions on recent research on this topic.
    The wow-factor is always valued…

    Kind regards

    Björn Englund
    University lecturer
    Karolinska Institute
  2. Björn

    check out this article in Podiatry Today.


    Seems like some good info as I scanned it.

    There some discussion on V.A.C. dressing as well which was on the podiatry today front page.

    Hope that helps

    EDIT just saw this if you want to get a good biomechancis knowledge into the discussion as well.

  3. B. Englund

    B. Englund Active Member

    Cheers Mike

    Helps a lot
  4. Leigh Shaw

    Leigh Shaw Active Member

    Hi, check out the conference videos of DFcon 09 on their web site.
  5. Griff

    Griff Moderator

    Hey Bjorn,

    Why not play to your strengths (and probably a diabetes workers weakness) by giving it a biomechanics slant as much as you can within reason?

    I've attached some articles to give you an idea of the kind of direction I'm talking about. (Why make life unecessarily hard for yourself right?)


    Attached Files:

  6. B. Englund

    B. Englund Active Member

    many thanks for your suggestions

  7. footsiegirl

    footsiegirl Active Member

    I was also thinking of playing to your strengths with biomechanics, so why not discuss Charcot Foot, and the vital importance of offloading pressure, and ;potential consequences of not doing so?
  8. cornmerchant

    cornmerchant Well-Known Member

    B Englund

    With respect, would it not make more sense to contact a podiatric diabetes specislist for advice rather than tailor the lecture to what you actually do? You dont say what health care professionals are involved but they are not podiatrists and therefore will not be providing off loading- that is pod remit. But they may well have to treat diabetic ulcers or give advice to neuropathic patients.


  9. footsiegirl

    footsiegirl Active Member

    Irrespective of whether your audience is going to be concerned with offloading pressure in their daily work, there is a crucial need to educate all health care providers, who come into contact with people with diabetes, regarding potential life/limb threatening risks to this group of patients, and I would think that such education should include the risks of the neuropathic foot , signs symptoms of charcot foot, and the potential complications
  10. cornmerchant

    cornmerchant Well-Known Member


    I agree with educating health care providers and for that reason the OP should seek the advice of an expert in that field since by his own admission his area of expertise is MSK.


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