For the first installment of SANUWAVE’s new video blog series “11 Minutes With Shri”, SANUWAVE President Shri Parikh interviews American surgeon and researcher Dr. David Armstrong, renowned for his work in amputation prevention, wound healing, and the diabetic foot. Dr. Armstrong is Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and has produced more than 475 peer reviewed manuscripts and more than 80 book chapters.
Over the course of the interview, Dr. Armstrong:
- Applies his ‘cancer analogy’ to reveal sobering stats on the diabetic foot, the economic and quality-of-life impact on sufferers and the challenges that DFUs and other diabetes-related complications pose to providers in the industry.
- Stresses the importance of raising awareness, including improved messaging, public affairs, and an increase in affiliate organizations such as ‘Save A Limb, Save A Life’ that play a crucial role in getting the word out.
- Discusses the difference between being healed and being in remission, the likelihood of recurrence, and why it is important to focus on long-term follow-up vs individual events.
- Discloses his choice of The Lakers or The Clippers, The Rams or the Chargers, and reveals his all-time favorite team
Keywords: wound care, diabetic foot ulcers, DFU, shockwave therapy, amputation prevention, dermaPACE, chronic wounds, Dr. David Armstrong, interview, SALSA, Keck School of Medicine
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