The publication of the Global Vascular Guidelines in 2019 provide evidence-based, best practice recommendations on the diagnosis and treatment of chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI). Certainly, the multidisciplinary team, and more specifically one with collaborating podiatrists and vascular specialists, has been shown to be highly effective at improving the outcomes of limbs at risk for amputation. This article uses the Guidelines to answer key questions for podiatrists who are caring for the patient with CLTI.
Evaluation for limb-length discrepancy is an important part of the biomechanical work-up in the podiatric musculoskeletal exam. By understanding the foot's contribution to such a discrepancy, the podiatric clinician will have better insight regarding treatment strategy. This technique will provide the clinician with a simple method to gain such insight.
Beau M. Hawkins, Jun Li, Luke R. Wilkins, Teresa L. Carman, Amy B. Reed, David G. Armstrong, Philip Goodney, Christopher J. White, Aaron Fischman, Marc L. Schermerhorn, Dmitriy N. Feldman, Sahil A. Parikh, and Mehdi H. Shishehbor