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Orthopaedic Devices an Shoes - Quality since 1985!
Prevent amputation − DARCO - strong supporter of the IWGDF's guidelines
Let's talk − Interview with DARCO (Europe) R&D team
Unique publication − Get your free DARCO Compendium Booklet
Review − DARCO International in the United Arab Emirates
Review − Paris calling - DARCO presenting products to the French market
Review − DARCO's home turf - Annual meeting of Society for Foot and Ankle Surgery
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Prevent Amputation!

The work of the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot and DARCO's support to the Guidance Documents.

"It is estimated that in 2013 approximately 382 million people had diabetes - 8.3% of the world's population. Around 80 % of these people live in developing countries. By 2030, the global estimate is expected to rise to over 552 million or 9.9 % of the adult population. Every 20 seconds, a lower limb is lost to diabetes somewhere in the world". These findings are from the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) which was founded in 1996. In 1999, the IWGDF published the first International Consensus on the Diabetic Foot and Practical Guidelines on the Management of treatment. In the year 2000 they became a Consultative branch for the International Diabetes Federation (IDF).

The IWGDF's "guidelines" set the standards across the world for evidence based, best practices principles to prevent lower limb amputation and improvements for the management of the DFS. DARCO, founding member of Woundcare-Circle, is one of the many local champions supporting the IWGDF. Over 80.000 copies of the "guidelines" have been distributed globally and produced in 26 languages.

The implementation of the New International Guidance Documents is one of the highlights of the upcoming 8th International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot, to be held in The Hague, The Netherlands May 22-25, 2019. Held every four years, this is the largest and most prestigious meeting in regards to lower extremity problems in diabetes.

You will find DARCO on-site. We are looking forward to meeting you at our joint booth of Woundcare-Circle F18.

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Working in permanent dialog with our sister companies out of four different markets USA, Europe, China and India

DARCO produces and markets orthopaedic devices and shoes worldwide. As demand grows, expertise proves invaluable for the innovation of high preforming aids for the foot and ankle and in order to create effective solutions for healing foot ulcerations.

Alexandra Panizza, Chief Editor of the E-Journal talks with Thomas Dietrich and Regina Felix about product development and the multi-faceted perspectives the term R&D entails underroof here at DARCO Europe.

Editor: What encompasses the role of a product developer here at DARCO?

Thomas Dietrich: It's complex; we oversee multiple projects simultaneously and are responsible for quality control through the manufacturing process. We also engage the professionals who use our products and based upon the latest findings, we formulate new product designs to meet their changing needs. We compile ideas, construct prototypes and assess feedback from test cases. Working with local universities...

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A valuable gift:
DARCO Compendium-Booklet Part 2

In this new booklet you'll receive the highly acclaimed Expertise written by Raphael Böhm, VP DARCO (Europe) combined with the complimenting featured product segment. This easy to use source of information is an effective tool that you can reference and that will support you in your day to day business. The Compendium Booklet is our gift to you as we continue to strive to be your solid partner in innovative orthopaedic solutions. The booklet will come in a high quality printed version. Easy to share with colleagues and partners.

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