Soft Tissue Reconstruction Pyramid in the Diabetic Foot

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

Resultado de la investigación: Review articlerevisión exhaustiva

16 Citas (Scopus)


Foot complications and ulceration are well-known sequelae to uncontrolled diabetes. Patients with chronic foot ulcers or wounds resulting from surgical debridement of deep-space infections are at continued risk for development of osteomyelitis and potential amputation. Moreover, these wounds often necessitate multiple outpatient clinic visits, daily dressing care, and prolonged periods of non—weight bearing, all of which have been shown to adversely affect the patient's quality of life. After a prudent period of wound-healing response, the authors believe that early and aggressive soft tissue reconstruction is in the patient's best interest and is crucial for resolution of the chronic nonhealing wound. The options for soft tissue coverage and the logical progression of application of these techniques in the diabetic foot will be described.

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas (desde-hasta)241-248
Número de páginas8
PublicaciónFoot & Ankle Specialist
EstadoPublished - oct 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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