What is the role of surgery in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers?

Updated: Oct 15, 2020
  • Author: Tanzim Khan, DPM; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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All patients harboring diabetic foot ulcers should be evaluated by a qualified vascular surgeon and podiatric surgeon who will consider débridement, reconstructive surgery on bony architecture, vascular reconstruction, and options for soft tissue coverage.

For more information, see Perioperative Management of the Diabetic Patient.


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