Effect of Achilles tendon lengthening on neuropathic plantar ulcers.

  • Sarkis Sam Kaspar
  • Published 2003 in
    The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American…

Abstract

BACKGROUND Limited ankle dorsiflexion has been implicated as a contributing factor to plantar ulceration of the forefoot in diabetes mellitus. The purpose of this study was to compare outcomes for patients with diabetes mellitus and a neuropathic plantar ulcer treated with a total-contact cast with and without an Achilles tendon lengthening. Our primary… (More)

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@article{Kaspar2003EffectOA, title={Effect of Achilles tendon lengthening on neuropathic plantar ulcers.}, author={Sarkis Sam Kaspar}, journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume}, year={2003}, volume={86-A 4}, pages={870; author reply 870-1} }