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Selection of amputation level in diabetic patients

Discussion in 'Diabetic Foot & Wound Management' started by LER, May 29, 2012.

  1. LER

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  2. Bill Bird

    Bill Bird Active Member

    Having worked making orthopaedic footwear for complex injuries in service personnel over the last couple of years, I'm becoming more sold on the benefits of amputation and prosthetic therapy.

    Once I saw it as a last ditch solution. However, a lot more time and effort and high quality prosthetics are provided for our soldiers then are provided for NHS patients.

    Even so, when I think of the long term high levels of pain and disability undergone by some of the patients I have worked with over the last couple of decades compared with men who are walking well and even running within a year I'm wondering if it is worth it. The defence medical people, however, rarely do mid-foot amputation as are discussed in this article but go straight to below the knee.
     
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    FACTORS RELATED TO AMPUTATION LEVEL AND WOUND HEALING IN DIABETIC PATIENTS.
    Baumfeld D et al
    Acta Ortop Bras. 2018;26(5):342-345. doi: 10.1590/1413-785220182605173445.
     
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