Let’s Continue the Fight Against Limb Loss!

28. July 2022

Last chance to apply for this year’s ALPS Traveling Fellowship

Fellows will learn how to implement interdisciplinary team based care for patients and enhance their capacity to serve as future leaders in limb preservation.

“This is a great opportunity for someone from any specialty who is interested in curbing lower limb amputations to expand their toolbox and network!” Ryan Crews, ALPS Founding Secretary

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Fighting the Good Fight Against Limb Loss in Underserved Communities

Having trained and practiced in Fresno, California for over a decade, Leigh Ann O’Banion, MD says she has developed a true appreciation for providing vascular care in underserved communities…

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Recent Publications Signal a New Treatment Option for People Living with Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

In June, the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology published an article entitled “Stimulating Results Signal a New Treatment Option for People Living With Painful Diabetic Neuropathy” authored by Dr. David Armstrong, Professor of Surgery Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California (USC), and Dr. George Grunberger, Past President of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. The publication concluded, “High frequency spinal cord simulation appears to hold promise in treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy. We look forward to future works in the literature that will further elucidate these promising findings.”…

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DFCon Abstract Submission Deadline June 30

Display and Promote Your Work - Gain valuable feedback from experienced senior faculty and DFCon attendees.

Members of ALPS receive a significant discount on the registration fee. Visit our conference page to explore the preliminary program and submit your abstracts.

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New Study is Evaluating the Effect of Using a Wound-Specific Oral Nutritional Supplement to Support Wound Healing in a Rehabilitation Setting

Recent research published in the International Wound Journal offers new insights regarding the role wound-specific oral nutrition supplements (WS-ONS) containing key nutrients like arginine, glutamine, collagen, and micronutrients can play in wound healing.

In the study of patients at an inpatient rehabilitation facility, patients who received standard wound care + hospital diet were compared to those with the same intervention + WS-ONS. Patients who received WS-ONS had a greater percentage reduction in the size of their wounds at discharge and were more likely to have a reduction in wound size in the first two weeks of their stay than patients who did not receive WS-ONS. This research supports the importance of nutrition and specialized nutrients in the wound healing process, as stated in recent guidance supported by the American Limb Preservation Society.

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ALPS is currently looking for members to strengthen our educational profile and activities through a new education committee.

The ALPS education committe will be responsible for patient and professional education, such as publications, webinars, e-learning and other educational material.

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