Title

Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy in the Management of Diabetic Charcot Foot and Ankle Wounds.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-2013

Abstract

As the prevalence of diabetes mellitus continues to rise, innovative medical and surgical treatment options have increased dramatically to address diabetic-related foot and ankle complications. Among the most challenging clinical case scenarios is Charcot neuroarthropathy associated with soft tissue loss and/or osteomyelitis. In this review article, the authors present a review of the most common utilizations of negative-pressure wound therapy as an adjunctive therapy or combined with plastic surgery as it relates to the surgical management of diabetic Charcot foot and ankle wounds.

Volume

4

ISSN

2000-625X

Disciplines

Orthopedics | Other Medical Specialties | Podiatry | Surgery

PubMedID

24069526

Department(s)

Department of Surgery

Document Type

Article