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The role of plastic surgery for soft tissue coverage of the diabetic foot and ankle.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24296022     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The goal of wound healing is to obtain the best closure through the least morbid means. In the surgical treatment of the diabetic foot and ankle, the reconstructive foot and ankle surgeon is tasked with the challenge of repairing a variety of tissue defects. The decision for wound closure depends on the location of the wound and host factors. In order of increasing complexity, the clinician should consider the reconstruction decision ladder algorithm. Wound evaluation coupled with the knowledge of various closure techniques and their indications will arm the surgeon with the tools for a successful closure.
Authors:
Peter A Blume; Ryan Donegan; Brian M Schmidt
Publication Detail:
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:  127-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, and Anesthesia, Yale School of Medicine, 800 Howard Street, New Haven, CT 06519, USA. Electronic address: peter.b@snet.net.
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