Building effective partnerships between vascular surgeons and podiatric physicians in the effective management of diabetic foot ulcers

Society for Vascular Surgery Young Surgeons Committee, American Podiatric Medical Association Young Physicians’ Leadership Panel

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Abstract

Both vascular surgeons and podiatric physicians care for patients with diabetic foot ulcerations (DFUs), one of today’s most challenging health-care populations in the United States. The prevalence of DFUs has steadily increased, along with the rising costs associated with care. Because of the numerous comorbidities affecting these patients, it is necessary to take a multidisciplinary approach in the management of these patients. Such efforts, primarily led by podiatric physicians and vascular surgeons, have been shown to effectively decrease major limb loss. Establishing an interprofessional partnership between vascular surgery and podiatric medicine can lead to an improvement in the delivery of care and outcomes of this vulnerable patient population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)308-311
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Volume106
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Podiatry
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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