I will be in Columbus, OH for the Region IV (Ohio) meeting to lecture on June 3, 2010. I have been given the “Learning Lunch” spot from 12:00 to 1:30 and plan on covering a broad range of lower extremity infectious diseases topics including MRSA, antibiotic therapy for osteomyelitis and diabetic foot infections.
Prior to my session, I will be in the Exhibit Hall from 9:30 – 11:30 at the Data Trace Booth to sign copies of the Handbook, talk about this blog and just answer questions anyone might have about treating infections.
I hope to see folks there!
What level of diabetic ulcer and/or lesion effect a patients ambulation.
I think that you can make the argument that ANY ulcer/lesion will effect ambulation, especially plantar lesions. Remember that a plantar lesion is caused by repetitive trauma/pressure. Any ambulation could keep it from healing. That is why off-loading is so important in the treatment of these lesions. If you have a more specific question about a location please feel free to ask. Thank you for the comment