Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, March 1st, 2004
"Although there has been dramatic progress in limb salvage in recent decades, management of nonhealing wounds in diabetic patients continues to present a dilemma for the reconstructive surgeon. However, the acceptance of free-flap resurfacing of diabetic foot ulcers has increased in recent years. This study reviews 10 microvascular free muscle flaps in nine patients over a mean follow-up period of 44 months," researchers in Austria report.
"Five patients had evidence of peripheral vascular disease," said Christian Rainer and colleagues at Leopold-Franzens University. "There was one...
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