diabetic foot

Saving limbs and improving lives: The Center for Limb Salvage

David H. Song, MD, Washington Regional Chief, Plastic Surgery August 24, 2017

Keeping our feet strong and healthy is an important goal for us all. For people with diabetes, good foot health…

Alone and afraid: When family support for diabetes patients falls short

John Steinberg, DPM, Director, Podiatric Residency Training Program October 23, 2017

In most of the podiatric, or foot care, patients I see, families are very supportive, and I love that. Painful…

Prevent diabetic foot problems with these easy care practices

John Steinberg, DPM, Director, Podiatric Residency Training Program November 13, 2017

For many people, a blister or ingrown toenail would be a minor nuisance, painful for a few days, but then…

Why diabetes increases burn risk, and tips to stay safe

Laura S. Johnson, MD, Burn Surgeon November 28, 2017

Burns can happen to anyone, but people with diabetes may be more susceptible than others. In fact, between 10 and…

How negative-pressure wound therapy has changed diabetic foot care

Tammer Elmarsafi, DPM, Podiatric Surgeon April 04, 2018

Diabetic foot ulcers can form quickly when a patient gets a cut on their foot and doesn’t realize it. The…

How diabetes patients can avoid amputation, and when it’s the best option

Tammer Elmarsafi, DPM, Podiatric Surgeon June 12, 2018

One of the major goals of our Limb Salvage and Wound Care program is to avoid amputation when we can—and…