What is the role of transcutaneous tissue oxygen studies in the workup of diabetic foot ulcers?

Updated: Oct 15, 2020
  • Author: Tanzim Khan, DPM; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Transcutaneous oxygen levels of 40 mmHg or greater in people with diabetes demonstrate the ability to heal from a perfusion standpoint. Transcutaneous tissue oxygen studies are often reserved for borderline situations in which the advisability of arterial bypass surgery may be unclear.


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