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.
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