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Infect Dis Clin North Am. 1995 Mar;9(1):131-42.

Diabetic foot infections. Anatomy and surgery.

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  • 1New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Abstract

Sensory and motor neuropathy result in foot deformities highly susceptible to unrecognized trauma resulting in ulceration. Early, aggressive surgical debridement, adjunctive antibiotics, dressings, rest of the injured area, correction of ischemia, and control of diabetes are essential to prevent amputation.

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