Nerve decompression debate continues in diabetic neuropathy

Adding operative nerve decompression to usual foot-ulcer treatment in patients with diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy (DSP) significantly reduces ulcer recurrence compared with patients’ own unoperated legs, a new analysis from a multicenter cohort study finds. “Almost every amputation is preceded by an ulcer wound. If we can do something that changes the risk of having a repeat ulcer or a first ulcer event, we can probably do something to greatly reduce the risk of an amputation,” lead author D.

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Nerve decompression debate continues in diabetic neuropathy

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