Diabetic Limb Salvage: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Luis R. Leon, John Pacanowski, Erika Ranellone, David Armstrong

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Abstract

Diabetic foot complications exact a significant toll on patients specifically and the health care system in general. Most data suggest that limb preservation generally results in a higher quality (and quantity) of life for the patient and lower overall direct and indirect costs. However, when focusing on a specific patient, significant questions remain. The most significant being: how much effort is too much? The purpose of this manuscript is to present a case that explores this issue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)661-667
Number of pages7
JournalVascular and endovascular surgery
Volume44
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2010

Keywords

  • diabetic foot infection
  • limb salvage
  • peripheral arterial disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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