Preventing foot ulceration and amputation by decompressing peripheral nerves in patients with diabetic neuropathy.

@article{Dellon2002PreventingFU,
  title={Preventing foot ulceration and amputation by decompressing peripheral nerves in patients with diabetic neuropathy.},
  author={A Lee Dellon},
  journal={Ostomy/wound management},
  year={2002},
  volume={48 9},
  pages={36-45}
}
Diabetic neuropathy occurs in a stocking and glove distribution, consistent with a systemic metabolic disease. As a result, it is commonly believed that no surgical options are available for this debilitating condition. The classic medical approach to the treatment of diabetic neuropathy consists of attempts to achieve a euglycemic state, obtain regular podiatric care of the feet, inspect the feet for the presence of deformities or ulcers, and help achieve pain control through the use of… CONTINUE READING

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