Title

Plastic Surgery Reconstruction of the Diabetic Foot.

Publication/Presentation Date

5-1-2008

Abstract

Soft tissue reconstruction of the diabetic foot is a challenge for the perioperative team. Primary closure may not be an option and secondary healing may not be reliable. Therefore, surgery is vital and should be coordinated among a well-functioning multidisciplinary team that specializes in caring for patients with diabetes mellitus. Team members must have expertise in reconstructive surgery to ensure adequate wound healing. This article emphasizes the appropriate timing and staging of surgery, discusses the most common plastic surgery techniques, and underscores the importance of a team approach in the management of diabetic foot wounds.

Volume

87

Issue

5

First Page

951

Last Page

966

ISSN

0001-2092

Disciplines

Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism | Other Medical Specialties | Surgery

PubMedID

18512304

Department(s)

Department of Surgery

Document Type

Article