Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, October 4th, 2004
According to published research from the Netherlands, "Foot infections are common in the diabetic patient. Early recognition, proper assessment, and prompt intervention are vital. A combination of surgery and antibiotics is mandatory in virtually all foot infections. The aim of surgery is two-fold: first, to control the infection, and second, to attempt to salvage the leg. The eventual goal is always to preserve a functional limb. Foot deformities resulting from surgery may cause re-ulceration and a high morbidity."
"The surgical treatment of the infection...
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