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Partial foot amputations for salvage of the diabetic lower extremity.
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PMID:  24296021     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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. The effective application of partial foot amputations in the high-risk diabetic population can act to minimize the need for major proximal lower limb amputations.
Troy J Boffeli; Jonathan C Thompson
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in podiatric medicine and surgery     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1558-2302     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Podiatr Med Surg     Publication Date:  2014 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8604974     Medline TA:  Clin Podiatr Med Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  103-26     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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