Podiatrist Dr. Steven Gordon Attends Diabetic Limb Salvage Conference (DLS)
By: Reston, Manassas and Leesburg Foot & Ankle Center
About the Diabetic Limb Salvage Conference
Put on by the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, the DLS conference is an event that aims to provide all members of the healthcare community with the necessary resources and knowledge to perform proper wound care and prevent amputation. As cited on their webpage (dlsconference.com), DLS aims to have its participants be able to,
· Analyze the public health crisis of diabetic limb loss
· Discuss the pain of sensory loss and non-compliance to care
· Examine the options in vascular interventional technology and techniques, both surgical and endovascular
· Promote the practice of functional limb salvage so that patients maximize their active ambulatory status
· Navigate the complexities of biomechanics, limb salvage, the problem wound, wound based infection, preserving limb length
· Cite the financial and social impact of diabetic limb salvage and amputation
Where Dr. Gordon Fits In
As a member of the American Diabetes Association's Foot Council and regular participant in both the Novant Health Prince William Medical Center's Diabetes support group and annual Diabetes Fair, Dr. Gordon takes a special interest in all aspects of medical and surgical management of the diabetic foot. Understandably, the DLS conference fits right in with this podiatric specialty.
For diabetics all over the world, proper foot care is an absolute necessity. This is because diabetics are more prone to foot problems than those without the condition. Peripheral neuropathy, a form of nerve damage prevalent to diabetes patients' hands and feet, is to be blamed for this unfortunate side effect. Amongst other conditions, neuropathy can lead to ulcers, chronic pain, damage of foot nerves, and the need for amputation.
To combat these dangerous effects, Dr. Gordon and staff at Reston, Manassas, and Leesburg Foot and Ankle Center, have dedicated themselves to helping diabetic patients maintain a high level of foot care. Whether this is done through direct patient education, ingrown toenail assistance, surgery, or orthotic prescription, Dr. Gordon and his staff are here to help in any way they can. Armed with the latest information from the DLS Conference—they can do this job better than ever!
Need Care? Give One of Our Offices a Call
If you are a diabetic patient with podiatric concerns, contact Dr. Gordon at Reston, Manassas, and Leesburg Foot and Ankle Center!
· (703) 437-6333 for Reston
· (703) 368-7166 for Manassas
· (703) 777-2101 for Leesburg
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