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Three Lectures on the treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers : Orthoplastic Approach, Basic Flaps, and Equinus Deformity - 2023 Iowa Heartland Conference


Lectures by Heather Tran, DPM and Collin Pehde, DPM


  • This course provides for 1.0 CECH
  • Estimated time to complete the activity - This is a 30 minute program with the quiz and survey. The entire program will take approximately 1.25 hours to complete
  • The course was originally released in 2023
  • There is a post assesment quiz and a survery at the end of the event. A score of 76% or better is required to pass the course.

  • Learning Objectives: An examination of our approach to the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers:

  • 1. Review pathoanatomy of equinus
  • 2. Surgical approaches
  • 3. Surgical treatment algorithms
  • 1. Describe the components of the soft tissue reconstructive ladder
  • 2. Understand the components of the musculoskeletal reconstructive matrix
  • 3. Apply orthoplastic principles to treat diabetic foot ulcers
  • Course Staff

    Heather Tran, DPM

    About the Speakers:

    Heather Tran, DPM

    Dr. Tran earned her medical degree at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. She went on to complete her residency training at HCA Houston Healthcare West, formerly known as West Houston Medical Center and one of the most prestigious podiatric surgical training programs in the country. While there, she performed over 2,000 procedures and gained vast experience in all areas of foot and ankle surgery. She is a current fellow at UT San Antonio's Amputation Prevention and Research program where her area of focus is on diabetic charcot reconstructive surgery, orthoplastics, and limb salvage.

    Colin Pehde, DPM

    About the Speakers:

    Colin Pehde, DPM

    Dr. Pehde is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedics, Division of Podiatry at UT Health San Antonio. He holds the Lee J. Sanders Professorship in Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention and serves as the Director of the Amputation Prevention and Research Fellowship. Dr. Pehde focuses his practice on the treatment of the diabetic foot. This encompasses preventive high risk diabetic foot care, acute and chronic wound management and advanced foot and ankle orthoplastic reconstructive surgery to prevent major limb amputation. He is dedicated to training medical students, residents, and fellows on their journey to becoming the next generation of podiatric surgeons.


    Free for Attendees of the 2023 IPMS Heartland Conference $15 for all others

    Intended Audience : Podiatrists

    Refund Policy

    No refunds are available for online courses

    Compliance Statement

    In accordance with the Council on Podiatric Medical Education's Standards and Requirements for Approval of Providers of Continuing Education in Podiatric Medicine, any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests of faculty, planning committee, or any others who have influence over the content of this educational activity must be disclosed to program participants.

    Commercial Interests: None for this course.

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