Title

Advanced Plastic Surgery Techniques for Soft Tissue Coverage of the Diabetic Foot.

Publication/Presentation Date

7-1-2007

Abstract

Obtaining stable, durable, and functional wound closure of a diabetic foot wound or open pedal amputation through plastic surgical techniques is essential to limit the potential for repeated ulceration, infection, and "supra-pedal" amputation. Myriad conservative and surgical techniques can be used to obtain wound closure. The authors discuss their approach and present operative pearls for their most commonly employed plastic surgical techniques to provide adequate soft tissue coverage of diabetic foot wounds. Emphasis is placed on the techniques necessary to perform these procedures and the surgical thought process involved in closing diabetic foot wounds.

Volume

24

Issue

3

First Page

547

Last Page

568

ISSN

0891-8422

Disciplines

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

PubMedID

17613391

Department(s)

Department of Surgery

Document Type

Article