When is surgery indicated in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Dianna Quan, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Surgery is indicated in patients with infected foot ulcers when the infection cannot be controlled medically. Aggressive debridement or amputation may be necessary if signs of necrosis or infection do not improve with IV antibiotics. [93, 94]


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