Primary closure of elective toe amputations in the diabetic foot--is it safe?

@article{Lakstein2014PrimaryCO,
  title={Primary closure of elective toe amputations in the diabetic foot--is it safe?},
  author={Dror Lakstein and Zeev Feldbrin and Louis Schorr and Alexander Lipkin},
  journal={Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association},
  year={2014},
  volume={104 4},
  pages={
          383-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Toe amputation is the most common partial foot amputation. Controversy exists regarding whether to primarily close toe amputations or to leave them open for secondary healing. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of closed toe amputations in diabetic patients, with respect to wound healing, complications, and the need for further higher level amputation. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the results of 40 elective or semi-elective toe amputations with primary… CONTINUE READING
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