Stepwise surgical approach to diabetic partial foot amputations with autogenous split thickness skin grafting

Crystal Ramanujam, Thomas Zgonis

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Abstract

In the surgical treatment of severe diabetic foot infections, substantial soft tissue loss often accompanies partial foot amputations. These sizeable soft tissue defects require extensive care with the goal of expedited closure to inhibit further infection and to provide resilient surfaces capable of withstanding long-term ambulation. Definitive wound closure management in the diabetic population is dependent on multiple factors and can have a major impact on the risk of future diabetic foot complications. In this article, the authors provide an overview of autogenous skin grafting, including anatomical considerations, clinical conditions, surgical approach, and adjunctive treatments, for diabetic partial foot amputations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number27751
JournalDiabetic Foot and Ankle
Volume7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 8 2016

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Keywords

  • Amputations
  • Diabetic foot infections
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Skin grafting
  • Wounds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Podiatry
  • Internal Medicine

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