Diabetic foot infections in the elderly: primary amputation versus 'foot-sparing surgery'. A case report

Luis R Leon, Shemuel B Psalms, Jodi Walters
International Wound Journal 2007, 4 (4): 315-21
Renal failure diabetic patients who present with lower extremity gangrene represent one of the most difficult problems encountered in a typical vascular practice. We report the hospital course and management of a 74-year-old male patient with such comorbidities, affected by a non healing ulcer that progressed into a large plantar abscess. Our case unfortunately mirrors a common method of evaluation and therapy of patients with such comorbidities and sets up the stage for a very controversial subject.

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