Routine bacterial culture of proximal bone specimens during minor amputation in patients with DFI has little clinical utility in predicting re-operation or healing @ALPSlimb #ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot

Bone cultures? Clean margins for pathology? Both? These data from Voon and colleagues add more fuel to the discussionBackground: Trans-phalangeal and trans-metatarsal amputation, collectively termed 'minor amputations' are important procedures for managing infections of diabetes-related foot ulcers (DFU). Following minor amputation, international guidelines recommend a prolonged course of antibiotics if residual infected bone on intra-operative... Continue Reading →

Postoperative healing of limb sparing amputations is impacted by discharge destination @umich

Excellent work from our colleagues at Big Blue. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of discharge destination on diabetes-related limb salvage surgery outcomes post-hospitalisation. This was a single-centre, observational, descriptive study of 175 subjects with diabetes who underwent limb salvage surgery of a minor foot amputation or wide incision and debridement... Continue Reading →

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