Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, December 26th, 2005
"The persistent high incidence of limb loss resulting from advanced forefoot tissue loss and infection in diabetic patients prompted an evaluation of transmetatarsal (TMA) and transtarsal/midfoot amputations in achieving foot salvage at our tertiary vascular practice," researchers in the United States report.
P.A. Stone and colleagues at the University of South Florida explained, "Over the last 8 years, 74 diabetic patients required 77 TMAs for tissue loss and/or infection Twelve (16%) of the patients had a contralateral below-knee...
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