IPFH in the News
06/16 - Shalmali Pal - Lower Extremity Review
IPFH Executive Director Bob Thompson, in an article on the use of nanotechnology in footwear to address odor and infection-causing microbes, noted that nanotechnology is effective in helping to maintain a healthy environment for the foot inside a shoe, and that nanotech devices tend to be most successful when used as part of a system.
04/16 - Lori S. Weisenfeld, DPM - MediaplanetUSA
IPFH Scientific Advisory Board Member Dr. Lori S. Weisenfeld's article was featured in the MediaplanetUSA Amputee Awareness campaign. For this campaign, the industry came together to encourage readers to learn about the more than 2 million Americans affected by limb loss as well as to gain valuable information on prevention methods. The campaign was distributed through USA Today on April 29, 2016 and is published online. Dr. Weisenfeld's article focuses on prevention of diabetic foot ulcers.
02/16 - Terrence P. Sheehan, MD - Lower Extremity Review
Dr. Sheehan makes a strong case for the use of a multidisciplinary, collaborative care model for patients with feet at risk of ulceration and amputation.
01/16 - Paul Schindler - Manhattan Express News
Dr. Rock Positano, IPFH Scientific Advisory Board member, is profiled in this article, in which he notes that his interest in the foot and the ankle was sparked by his study of Leonardo da Vinci’s anatomical drawings.
01/16 - Lori S. Weisenfeld, DPM - InfectionControl.tips
Dr. Weisenfeld explains that diabetic foot infections are common and preventable occurrences that raise the risk of amputation. Regular foot screenings by a primary care physician are a first line of defense against such infections, and can be life and limb savers for patients.