Histomorphometric changes in the vessel wall at the site of amputation in diabetic patients--do they influence healing of the stump?


PURPOSE To predict healing of the stump by assessing the microscopic vascular changes at the amputation site. METHODS A cohort study was conducted on 39 patients, 18 of them had below-knee amputation (group A) and 21 had ray amputation of a single toe (group B). Biopsies were taken from the anterior and posterior tibial arteries and the venae comitantes… (More)


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