Ankle Fractures in Diabetics

Victor R. Prisk, Dane K. Wukich

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Abstract

Treatment of the diabetic patient with an ankle fracture presents a unique set of challenges to the surgeon. The care of these patients should follow a multidisciplinary approach with a team of orthopedic and vascular surgeons, internists, anesthesiologists, nurses, and diabetic educators. Meticulous preoperative planning, intraoperative technique, and postoperative care can decrease potential limb-threatening complications; however, complications will occur despite excellent care. Early recognition and treatment of perioperative complications is imperative. These patients require close attention for long periods, and the surgeon should plan on building a strong relationship with these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)849-863
Number of pages15
JournalFoot and Ankle Clinics
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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