Closure of Major Diabetic Foot Wounds and Defects with External Fixation

Ali Oznur, Thomas Zgonis

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Abstract

Amputation may become unavoidable in certain cases of severe ischemia, infection, or lower extremity ulcerations. When limb salvage procedures are indicated and available in diabetic patients, they will strongly support patient quality of life and prevent further complications when patients are educated appropriately. The authors describe their technique for limb salvage procedures based on a combination of an MRI-guided debridement of necrotic tissues, application of an antibiotic-impregnated bone cement, and closure of the soft tissue and bone defects with the use of an external fixation device. Crown

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)519-528
Number of pages10
JournalClinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2007

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Diabetic Foot
Limb Salvage
Wounds and Injuries
External Fixators
Bone Cements
Debridement
Crowns
Amputation
Lower Extremity
Ischemia
Quality of Life
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Bone and Bones
Infection

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  • Surgery

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Closure of Major Diabetic Foot Wounds and Defects with External Fixation. / Oznur, Ali; Zgonis, Thomas.

In: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Vol. 24, No. 3, 07.2007, p. 519-528.

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