Basic Learning Pathway: Lower Extremity Infection and Limb Preservation

Learning Objectives of this Pathway:

  • Understand the perioperative assessment of lower extremity infection
  • Understand diagnostic aspects of lower extremity infection diagnosis
  • Develop an understanding of lower extremity infection treatment and outcomes

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Day 1:

ACFAS Clinical Sessions:
Strategies in Wound Coverage

Surgical Techniques:

Diabetic Surgery – Complete Set


ACFAS Podcasts:

JFAS Articles - Perioperative Assessment:

JFAS Articles - Diagnosis:

JFAS Articles - Treatment:



The ACFAS learning pathways are a tool to be used by residency directors, fellowship directors and school faculty to aid with didactic learning during the COVID-19 crisis. They are not intended to replace a curriculum, but to supplement student and resident education during this time of need. The learning pathways are divided into basic, intermediate, and advanced categories. Pathways have been organized into specific topics that have a variety of educational materials from the ACFAS On Demand course content. They also include journal articles with links primarily from The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery (JFAS).