Foot ulcers in individuals with diabetes often are the precursors to lower extremity amputation. The multidisciplinary team approach is highly effective in the prevention and treatment of diabetic foot morbidity. This article focuses on the role of the orthopaedic surgeon as a member of the wound care team for the diabetic foot.
Strauss, , , , , , , , (2005). The orthopaedic surgeon’s role in the treatment and prevention of diabetic foot wounds. Foot & ankle international, 2005 Jan;26(1):5-14. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15680112