Anna Carone

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Diabetic foot disease is a major health problem, which affects up to 15% of the more than 200 million patients with diabetes worldwide and is associated with an increased risk of amputation. VacuumAssisted Closure (V.A.C.®) Therapy has been shown to be effective in the treatment of diabetic foot wounds. In two parallel randomized controlled trials we have(More)
AIMS Charcot neuropathic osteoarthropathy (CN) represents a complication for diabetic patients which involves a progressive alteration of the osteoarticular apparatus with high risk of amputation. The aim of the study was to assess whether the localization of CN and the extent or grading of the osteomyelitis have an influence on the rate of limb salvage and(More)
Ulceration of the plantar aspect of the first metatarsophalangeal joint is a common localization in the diabetic foot. Conservative treatment of this lesion is a challenging problem, performed through the soft tissues and osseous debridement. The present study included a cohort of 28 patients affected by diabetes mellitus and a first ray lesion penetrating(More)
Diabetic hindfoot ulcers, complicated by osteomyelitis, are associated with a high risk of major amputation. Partial calcanectomy, preceded by an effective management of the infection and of the eventual peripheral artery disease, can be considered as valid therapeutic option. We have evaluated a therapeutic protocol for diabetic hindfoot ulcers complicated(More)
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