Minor Amputation and Palliative Wound Care as a Strategy to Avoid Major Amputation in Patients With Foot Infections and Severe Peripheral Arterial…

Foot infections occurring in patients with severe peripheral arterial disease (PAD) who are not considered candidates for revascularization and limb salvage efforts are generally treated with major amputations. Herein we describe our early experiences in managing foot infections with minor amputations and palliative wound care as a strategy to avoid the functional disability often associated with major amputations. Patients with severe PAD that underwent minor amputations and subsequent palliative wound care for moderate/severe infections were paired with age-matched controls with PAD that underwent primary major amputations for foot infections

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Minor Amputation and Palliative Wound Care as a Strategy to Avoid Major Amputation in Patients With Foot Infections and Severe Peripheral Arterial…

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