The prevalence of diabetes increases with age, driven in part by an absolute increase in incidence among adults aged 65 years and older. Individuals with diabetes are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease, and age strongly predicts cardiovascular complications. Inflammation and oxidative stress appear to play some role in the mechanisms underlying… (More)
The results of the cadaver dissection show the importance of identifying the proper digital nerve at the time of surgery. In all 20 cadaver dissections, the nerve crossed the first cuneometatarsal joint. Identification of this nerve, along with meticulous dissection may help prevent the formation of postoperative neuroma.