Adv Skin Wound Care 2022 Jul;35(7):1-5
Kyoichi Matsuzaki, MD, PhD, is Professor, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, International University of Health and Welfare, School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan. Akira Miyamoto, MD, PhD, is Advisor, Cardiovascular Center, Takatsu General Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan. The authors have disclosed no financial relationships related to this article. Submitted June 2, 2021; accepted in revised form September 7, 2021.
Abstract: A large diabetic heel ulcer with peripheral arterial disease is an independent predictor of limb loss; below-knee amputation is not uncommon in such cases. One treatment is multimodal therapy, which includes partial calcanectomy. Because there is a limit to the ulcer surface area that can be sutured after partial calcanectomy, the remaining raw surface is treated with another method. Read More