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Seminar review: a review of the basis of surgical treatment of diabetic foot infections.
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PMID:  21444608     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Infection is an extremely challenging complication of foot ulcers in patients with diabetes. Surgery as part of a multidisciplinary approach is key in the management of many types of diabetic foot infections (DFIs). Unfortunately, the surgical treatment of DFIs is based more on clinical judgment and less on structured evidence, which leaves unresolved doubts. The clinical presentation of DFIs is varied. This review examines the basis of nonvascular surgical treatment of DFIs, emphasizing the importance of the anatomic concepts of the foot, the variety of its clinical presentations, and the concepts of timing surgery. Recent evidence and case reports based on the author's experience are presented in 2 parts. The first part examines clinical presentation of infections, whereas the second part deals with imaging, foot anatomy, and some case reports.
Javier Aragón-Sánchez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The international journal of lower extremity wounds     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1552-6941     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Low Extrem Wounds     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101128359     Medline TA:  Int J Low Extrem Wounds     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  33-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
La Paloma Hospital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.
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