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Diabetic Foot

  • Seth W. O’Donnell
  • Brad D. Blankenhorn
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Abstract

Diabetes is a frequent cause of foot and ankle pathology. Neuropathy can result in loss of protective sensation with collapse and destruction of articular surfaces. Infections are common complicating factors and conservative treatments are preferred.

Keywords

Charcot Diabetic foot Wagner ulcer scale Peripheral neuropathy 

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Seth W. O’Donnell
    • 1
  • Brad D. Blankenhorn
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryWarren Alpert Medical School of Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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