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Infected Neuropathic Foot: Investigation

  • Shelly D. Sedberry
  • Michael I. Gazes
  • Peter A. Blume
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Abstract

Early diagnosis and management of diabetes and neuropathy can aid in the prevention of ulcerations and amputations. Care is best delivered through a multidisciplinary approach. High risk patients should be identified during routine foot exams. Clinical diagnosis and valuable imaging modalities can assist with diagnosing infection, which should be treated appropriately and timely to achieve the most successful outcomes. Effective preventative interventions to avoid infection should include strict glycemic control, smoking cessation and vascular health, intensive podiatric care, offloading of high pressure locations, and debridement of wounds and calluses.

Keywords

Off loading Wound debridement Glucose control 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shelly D. Sedberry
    • 1
  • Michael I. Gazes
    • 1
  • Peter A. Blume
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Podiatric SurgeryYale New Haven HospitalNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Surgery, Anesthesia, and Orthopedics and RehabilitationYale School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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