Pinch Graft Harvesting Technique for Surgical Closure of the Diabetic Foot

Crystal L. Ramanujam, Thomas Zgonis

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Skin grafting provides an efficient way for diabetic wound closure when standard conservative therapy has failed and primary surgical closure is not an option. Pinch grafting provides an alternate method that can provide durable closure for soft tissue loss in the diabetic foot. An overview of this technique and its indications for diabetic foot wounds is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)585-588
Number of pages4
JournalClinics in podiatric medicine and surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2012



  • Diabetic foot
  • Neuropathy
  • Pinch grafts
  • Skin grafts
  • Surgery
  • Wound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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