amputation

WIfI scoring: a reliable tool for risk stratification in the diabetic foot clinic

April 25, 2022

Introduction Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are a common complication of diabetes, preceding over 80% of lower limb amputations in the UK.1 It is estimated that by 2025 more than 5 million people will have diabetes in the UK, with DFUs estimated to affect 25% of this population.1,2 There are several validated DFU classification systems that […]

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Research priorities for lower limb amputation in patients with vascular disease

November 24, 2021

Introduction Over 4,000 major lower limb amputations (MLLA) are performed per annum in the UK1 for end-stage lower limb arterial disease or profound foot sepsis. Amputation is a significant life event for patients and their carers/families. Although supported by recommendations for optimal practice,2 MLLA can be associated with high mortality and complication rates.3,4 The process […]

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