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Clinical Characteristics and Medical Costs in Patients With Diabetic Amputation and Nondiabetic Patients With Nonacute Amputation in Central Urban…

March 21, 2014

The objective was to analyze the clinical characteristics, amputation level, final outcome of amputation, and medical cost between diabetic amputation and nonacute amputation in China central urban hospitals.

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Reducing Major Lower Extremity Amputations After the Introduction of a Multidisciplinary Team for the Diabetic Foot

March 21, 2014

We analyzed the incidence of lower extremity amputations (LEAs) in the 3rd Health Care Area of Madrid before and after the March 2008 introduction of a multidisciplinary team for managing diabetic foot disease.

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Pushing the Skin Envelope: Split Thickness Skin Grafting the High Risk Diabetic Foot

February 17, 2014

Chronic wounds affect several million people per year in the USA alone.

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Free-Style Dual Plane Recycling Tensor Fascia Lata Musculocutaneous Perforator Flap for Reconstruction of Recurrent Trochanteric Defects

February 12, 2014

Sequential flap coverage might be required for recurrent defects, but reusing a flap as a donor site has seldom been reported. The concept of a “free-style flap” has been developed, and it allows reconstructive surgeons to raise flaps with various designs reliably, even at sites of previous flap surgery. This article presents the concept of free-style recycling of a tensor fascia lata flap into a perforator-based flap separated in 2 planes in a patient with a recurrent bilateral trochanteric defect.

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Emphasizing Multidisciplinary Teams And More Research On DFUs

February 4, 2014

The increasing prevalence of diabetes demands more multidisciplinary care and more research into the topic of preventing diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). In a recent review in Diabetic Foot and Ankle , my co-authors and I tackled this issue. 1 read more

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Medical and Surgical Management of the Diabetic Foot and Ankle

January 1, 2014

This edition of Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery is focused on the medical and surgical management of the diabetic foot and ankle. The incidence of diabetic foot pathology and its related devastating complications from neuropathic foot ulceration to Charcot neuroarthropathy has exponentially increased in the United States and around the world. A variety of complications including critical limb ischemia, diabetic foot infections, osteomyelitis, Charcot neuroarthropathy, and amputations are well covered by the experienced invited authors and guest editor Dr Peter Blume

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Offloading of the Diabetic Foot: Orthotic and Pedorthic Strategies

January 1, 2014

The diabetic foot is more susceptible than the non-diabetic foot to collapse. This frequently leads to bony prominences followed by ulceration. Offloading of areas of increased pressure is paramount to ulcer prevention and healing

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Partial Foot Amputations for Salvage of the Diabetic Lower Extremity

January 1, 2014

Lower extremity infections are a common yet unfortunate complication of diabetes-related ulcers often requiring surgical intervention. The main goals of surgical treatment consist of selecting the appropriate procedure to effectively eradicate nonsalvageable tissue, achieve primary healing, and maximize subsequent dynamic functionality. An overview of each partial foot amputation procedure is discussed with a focus on procedure selection as well as standard and advanced surgical techniques.

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