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Join foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Dane Wukich for a presentation on the management of diabetic foot disorders in the hospital setting. The presentation begins with a recent case study of a 63 year-old male with diabetes who presents with a foot wound.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify which diabetic foot disorders require urgent treatment
  • Describe the classifications for diabetic foot disorders
  • Describe the classifications for diabetic foot wound

Reading Resources:

  1. Current concepts review: diabetic foot ulcers. Wukich DK. Foot Ankle Int. 2010 May;31(5):460-7. Review
  2. Clinical predictors of treatment failure for diabetic foot infections: data from a prospective trial. Lipsky BA, Sheehan P, Armstrong DG, Tice AD, Polis AB, Abramson MA. Int Wound J. 2007 Mar;4(1):30-8.
  3. Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of performing the diabetic foot exam. Praxel TA, Ford TJ, Vanderboom EW. Am J Med Qual. 2011 May-Jun;26(3):193-9. Epub 2011 Feb 23


Dr. Wukich has no relevant relationships with any entities producing healthcare goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 0.5 contact hours.

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Release Date: 1/10/2012 | Last Modified On: 4/1/2013 | Expires: 4/1/2014

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