Surgical Management of Diabetic Foot and Ankle Infections

Claire M. Capobianco, John J. Stapleton, Thomas Zgonis

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Abstract

Delayed treatment of any diabetic foot infection can lead to a limb- or life-threatening scenario. Urgent and/or emergent surgery may be necessary in the early diagnosis of a severe diabetic foot infection that is fol- lowed by staged reconstructive proce- dures. This article provides the reader with a thorough understanding of the surgical management of severe dia- betic foot infections and describes and guides treatment based on a rational schematic approach that identifies the anatomic location of the diabetic foot infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-230
Number of pages8
JournalFoot & Ankle Specialist
Volume3
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2010

Keywords

  • amputation
  • diabetic foot
  • diabetic limb salvage
  • soft tissue reconstruction
  • ulcer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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