External Fixation Techniques for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Diabetic Foot

Ronald J. Belczyk, Lee C. Rogers, George Andros, Dane K. Wukich, Patrick R. Burns

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Abstract

Wound healing in high-risk patients with diabetes is often lengthy and fraught with complications. Techniques in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the diabetic foot continue to develop as a result of advances in external fixation. This article highlights the surgical aspect of the diabetic foot with an emphasis on the indications, advantages, technical pearls, and complications with use of external fixation as an adjunct to plastic and reconstructive surgery of the diabetic foot.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)649-660
Number of pages12
JournalClinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011

Keywords

  • Diabetic foot
  • External fixation
  • Ilizarov circular ring fixation
  • Orthoplastic repair
  • Reconstructive surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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