What is the role of skin flaps 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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Delayed primary closure of a chronic wound requires well-vascularized, clean tissues and tension-free apposition; it usually requires undermining and mobilization of adjacent tissue planes by creation of skin flaps, local muscle flaps, or myocutaneous flaps. [67]


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