IADFS CASE OF THE WEEK 2: Diabetic Foot Functional Limb Salvage
71, M, Type 2 DM, moderate PVD. Previous bilateral transmet amputation for infections. Developed progressive deformity and instability left hindfoot with ulceration due to Charcot. Managed with hindfoot reconstruction using a hindfoot nail and additional screw. Ulcer healed and full weight bearing commenced in surgical shoes.
IADFS CASE OF THE WEEK 1: Diabetic Foot Functional Limb Salvage
60, F, very active lady. Type 2 DM. Ankle fracture following minor trauma- clinically a Charcot. Internal fixation failed after commencing weight bearing at 8 weeks. Ankle arthrodesis with screws failed to fuse. Frame fixation failed to fuse. Standard hindfoot nail failed to fuse and developed frank infection.
Managed with two stage reconstruction. 1st stage of extensive debridement, temporary wire fixation, local antibiotic elution and post-op NPWT to the wound. After infection eradication, the second stage with internal fixation and local antibiotic elution. Full bone fusion and functional limb salvage achieved.
World Diabetic Foot Day 2022
IADFS is one of the organising societies behind the World Diabetic Foot Day held 2nd February 2022 in Paris, France, in connection to the EWMA-CICA 2022 Conference.
Check out the programme or register for the WDFD on https://worlddfu.com/ or by simple clicking to the picture below.
12 July 2021:
We hope you will join us for the Multidisciplinary and Surgical Reconstruction of Charcot Foot and 7th Annual Conference of IADFS, held in collaboration with the King's Diabetic Foot Clinic, 10-11 September 2021
Become a Member!
Watch Venu Kavarthapu President´s video for more information why. And read more about it here.
Latest Joint Symposium
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16 December 2020
Luca Dalla Paola, Immediate Past President, has handed over the reigns over the International Association of Diabetic Foot Surgeon to the new Preisdent Venu Kavarthapu.
Watch Luca Dalla Paola's message.
Publication by the Board of the International Association of Diabetic Foot Surgeons
Frykberg, RG, Wukich, DK, Kavarthapu, V, Zgonis, T, Dalla Paola, L, Board of the International Association of Diabetic Foot Surgeons. Surgery for the diabetic foot: A key component of care. Diabetes Metab Res Rev. 2019;e3251. https://doi.org/10.1002/dmrr.3251
Past news and events
The Multidisciplinary & Surgical Management of the Diabetic Foot
June 22-23, 2020 in London, UK
A two-day focused symposium on the Multidisciplinary & Surgical Management of the Diabetic Foot organised by the King's Diabetes Foot Team.
Organised by Prof. Venu Kavarthapu (ADFS President elect), Prof. Michael Edmonds
Confirmed speakers: Jonathan Valabhji, Luca Dalla Paola (ADFS President), Nicolaas Schaper, Robert Frykberg (ADFS Scientific Officer), Alberto Piaggesi.
ADFS Cadaver Course 2019, 14-15 November
Anatomical and Surgical Dissection of the Foot - The Reconstruction of the Diabetic Foot
The Association of Diabetic Foot Surgeons (ADFS) is organising this year a cadaver course in Padova (Italy) in cooperation with the Plastic Surgery Department and Human Anatomy Institute of the Padova University School of Medicine.
- Renowned teaching faculty
- A comprehensive introduction to the reconstructive approach of the diabetic foot
- True hands-on opportunity to practice
- CME Credits. An application will be made to the UEMS-EACCME® for CME accreditation of this course
Two ADFS workshops and two ADFS symposia during ISDF 2019
On the 8th International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot (ISDF 2019), ADFS Board members will host two workshops and two symposia.
- Symposium: Preventative and Curative Surgery, 22 May, 15:45-17:45
- Symposium: Amputation, 23 May, 15:45-17:45
- Workshop: Treatment of infection and osteomyelitis, 23 May, 14:01-15:15
- Workshop: Surgical Managment of Charcot Foot, 23 May, 14:01-15:15