Keep Them on Their Feet: Vigilant Diabetic Care Saves Limbs

In response to rising rates of diabetes and related amputations, the co-directors of UCSF’s Center for Limb Preservation – which has a limb salvage rate of 92 percent – present a quick guide to detecting amputation risk. They include COVID-specific advice to prevent delays in diagnosis and referral.


December 31, 2020

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