J Reconstr Microsurg
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1714431
Review Article
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Special Considerations for Diabetic Foot Reconstruction

Hyunsuk Peter Suh
1  Department of Plastic Surgery, ASAN Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
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Changsik John Park
1  Department of Plastic Surgery, ASAN Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
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1  Department of Plastic Surgery, ASAN Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
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Publication History

28 April 2020

16 June 2020

Publication Date:
13 August 2020 (online)

Abstract

Successful reconstruction of diabetic ulcers using free flap surgery can prevent further amputation and promote limb salvage to maintain normal gait of the patient and increase the quality of life after surgery. To minimize the postoperative complication and days of stay in hospital, surgeons should thoroughly investigate the risk factors and underlying conditions, including the general condition and local factors.