Negative-pressure wound therapy in the management of diabetic Charcot foot and ankle wounds

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Abstract

As the prevalence of diabetes mellitus continues to rise, innovative medical and surgical treatment options have increased dramatically to address diabetic-related foot and ankle complications. Among the most challenging clinical case scenarios is Charcot neuroarthropathy associated with soft tissue loss and/or osteomyelitis. In this review article, the authors present a review of the most common utilizations of negative-pressure wound therapy as an adjunctive therapy or combined with plastic surgery as it relates to the surgical management of diabetic Charcot foot and ankle wounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalDiabetic Foot and Ankle
Volume4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 23 2013

Keywords

  • Charcot foot
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • External fixation
  • Negative-pressure wound therapy
  • Neuropathy
  • Plastic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Podiatry

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