Surgical Soft Tissue Closure of Severe Diabetic Foot Infections: A Combination of Biologics, Negative Pressure Wound Therapy, and Skin Grafting

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Abstract

Creative surgical strategies are often warranted for long-term closure of diabetic foot wounds. This article provides a case report describing the successive use of negative pressure wound therapy, advanced biologics, and split thickness skin grafting for healing an extensive surgical wound. Although the success of these therapies is enticing, their use should be based on careful patient selection in a multidisciplinary setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-146
Number of pages4
JournalClinics in podiatric medicine and surgery
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

Keywords

  • Amputation
  • Biologics
  • Diabetic foot
  • Negative pressure wound therapy
  • Neuropathy
  • Wounds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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