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The purpose of this case series is to report the outcomes of FG using a surrogate approach of concurrent debridement of spared skin and soft tissue, negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), and serial delayed primary closure (DPC).


To optimize healing what should be considered to reduce tension across the surgical site and to improve perfusion, nutrition, and free radical destruction?

A. Hydration

B. Vitamins, protein, and calorie repletion

C. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

D. All of the above

Diabetes Watch
Rates of diabetic foot ulceration (DFU) recurrence reported at one, three and five years range from 25 to 40 percent, 50 to 60 percent and 65 to 80 percent respectively.…
SAWC Insights
At the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Fall Virtual (November 4-6, 2020), a poster titled “Evaluation of Effects of Conformable Bovine Collagen on Diabetic Foot Wounds…
Pearls for Practice
Introduction The majority (75%) of medical device-related pressure injuries are facility-acquired1 and more likely to occur 3 days faster than nonmedical facility-…
Empirical Studies
Abstract The use of prophylactic dressings to help prevent intraoperatively acquired pressure injuries (IAPIs) merits further study. PURPOSE: To examine how the use of a…
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