Wound healing in forefoot amputations: the predictive value of toe pressure.

  title={Wound healing in forefoot amputations: the predictive value of toe pressure.},
  author={M J Vitti and David Robinson and Martin Hauer-Jensen and Bernard W. Thompson and Timothy J Ranval and Gary W. Barone and Robert W. Barnes and John F. Eidt},
  journal={Annals of vascular surgery},
  volume={8 1},
A retrospective study of 136 men undergoing forefoot amputation was done to test the hypothesis that preoperative toe pressure (TP) could predict the likelihood of wound healing. Demographic data included age, smoking history, diabetes mellitus (DM), hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and coronary artery disease. Clinical data included infection, preoperative arterial Doppler data, TP, wound disposition, concomitant revascularization (REV), and healing outcome. Among diabetics, no primary amputation… CONTINUE READING


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