Diabetic Amputations

Efforts to prevent, care for diabetic foot ulcers cut amputation rate in half, study finds

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Better ulcer care contributed to a nearly 50% decrease in diabetes-related leg amputations between 2000-2010, according to a study in the current issue of Foot & Ankle International.

Footloose with Medicare dollars?: Investigators concerned by sharp increase in artificial feet

Physicians and federal investigators are concerned about a dramatic surge in Medicare spending for artificial feet for beneficiaries. While the number of diabetes-related lower limb amputations is falling, Medicare spending on artificial feet grew 60% in the last few years, according to an Associated Press investigation.