Researchers: Too many patients uninformed about partial foot amputation

Shared decision-making between patients and clinicians can help patients make more informed decisions regarding partial foot amputations, according to presenters at the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association 2017 World Congress. Michael P. Dillon, Ph.D., of La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, and Stefania Fatone, Ph.D., BPO, of Northwestern University in Chicago, presented the study, which aimed to analyze outcomes after partial foot amputation, interview patients who had undergone the procedure and determine how shared decision-making could help them through the process.

Shared decision-making between patients and clinicians can help patients make more informed decisions regarding partial foot amputations, according to presenters at the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association 2017 World Congress. Michael P. Dillon, Ph.D., of La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, and Stefania Fatone, Ph.D., BPO, of Northwestern University in Chicago, presented the study, which aimed to analyze outcomes after partial foot amputation, interview patients who had undergone the procedure and determine how shared decision-making could help them through the process.

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Researchers: Too many patients uninformed about partial foot amputation