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Disasters Averted

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Preventing Lower Leg Amputation


I have served for 29 years in the Peripheral Vascular Disease Clinic of a large metropolitan hospital. We see many diabetic patients who have already lost all or part of one leg and want us to care for the remaining extremity. When I interview these patients, I always ask for …

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