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Tendon transfers for chronic ulcerations in diabetics

from Podiatry Management

Peripheral neuropathy has been identified as a major underlying cause of diabetic foot disease as the majority of ulcerations are neuropathic in nature. Hyperglycemic-induced metabolic abnormalities have been identified as the primary cause of diabetic neuropathy. Chronic elevations of glucose (i.e. poor control) result in conversion of glucose to advanced glycation end products. more

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