“The Biomechanics of the Partial Foot Amputation”
Presented by James McGuire DPM, PT, CPed, FAPWCA, FAPWHc
Time: December 8th, 8:00PM EST
This webinar will review the demographics incidence and prevalence of partial foot amputations. The etiology of non-traumatic foot amputations will be reviewed with a special emphasis on the diabetic foot. Levels of amputation will be presented along with biomechanical characteristics and management challenges for each. Advantages and disadvantages for partial foot as opposed to a below knee amputations will be presented along with the devices used for the mechanical management of the partial foot amputations.
1. Know the etiology, incidence and prevalence of partial foot amputations.
2. The ability to describe the various levels of amputation and the reasons for choosing one over the other based on available research.
3. The ability to choose the appropriate offloading device to address the biomechanical stresses presented at each amputation level.
Determination of Need:
Evaluation of the partial foot amputee over the past 25 years and the devices chosen for each one’s individual management has convinced me that the art and science of application of orthotics and prosthetics leaves much to be desired and may be a major contributor to the lack of success noted with this type of amputation. The course is $50 for members and $75 for non-members.
About the presenter:
James McGuire DPM, PT, CPed, FAPWCA, FAPWHc
Director of the Leonard Abrams Center for Advanced Wound Healing and an Associate Professor of the Department of Podiatric Medicine and Orthopedics at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
Dr. McGuire earned his DPM degree from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in 1981. He completed a residency in podiatric surgery in Baltimore, MD. He is a fellow and founding member of the American Professional Wound Care Association and the Academy of Physicians in Wound Healing, and serves on the board of the Council for Medical Education and Testing. Dr. McGuire is a licensed Physical Therapist, a certified Pedorthist, and is certified in Wound Care by the Council for Medical Education and Testing (CMET). He is also board certified by both the American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABPS) and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM).
Dr. McGuire left 10 years of private practice in Rutland Vermont in to become a member of the Temple faculty in 1992. He has over 30 years of experience in podiatric medicine, physical therapy, and wound management. He has published extensively, and has participated in several research trials involving the diabetic foot and wound healing. Dr. McGuire has lectured both nationally and internationally and is in great demand as a speaker in the areas of wound healing, diabetic foot management, off-loading, and biomechanics of the at-risk foot. He lives with his wife Nancy in Berwyn, Pa. just outside of Philadelphia.
(LINK) Leonard S. Abrams Center (LAC) for Advanced Wound Healing