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.
- diabetic foot
- diabetic limb salvage
- soft tissue reconstruction
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine