Management of large soft-tissue defects in a diabetic patient

Foot Ankle Int. 2003 Jan;24(1):79-82. doi: 10.1177/107110070302400113.


Amputation as the only option for treatment of large ulcers in a patient with diabetes is well known. This is a case presentation of a patient with large ulcers and osteomyelitis related to diabetes. He was treated with extensive debridement, segmental shortening, and wound closure.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Diabetic Foot / complications
  • Diabetic Foot / pathology
  • Diabetic Foot / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Ilizarov Technique*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Osteomyelitis / complications
  • Osteomyelitis / surgery
  • Salvage Therapy*
  • Tarsal Bones / surgery*