The American Limb Preservation Society (ALPS) has been established to advance the science and clinical care surrounding limb preservation as well as support year-round efforts to advocate for best practices that champion prevention and lead to better health outcomes for patients at risk of limb loss. In conjunction with the American Podiatric Medical Association, the Society for Vascular Surgery and Vascular Cures, the ALPS will focus on enhancing knowledge and bringing together an interprofessional team of experts within fields such as podiatry, vascular surgery, physical therapy, and infectious diseases to establish better care for the high-risk lower extremity.
“What we know is that when we put clinicians together that care about this problem, big change can happen,” said founding president David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD, professor of surgery at Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California. “That is what ALPS is all about. To be that interdisciplinary bridge to help eliminate preventable amputation over the next generation.”