Age, ankle index, infection seen as predictors for diabetic foot amputation

Brockenbrough, Gina
January 2008
Orthopaedics Today/International Edition;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p13
The article discusses research being done on predictive factors for limb loss in patients with diabetic foot infections. It references a study by Limin Yan et al, presented at the 15th Triennial Congress of the Asia Pacific Orthopedic Association in September 2007 in Seoul, South Korea. It is reported that factors include gangrene, patient age and monomicrobial infection. Other markers stated include white blood cell count, creatinine and hemoglobin level. Also given are common diabetic foot infections, such as abscesses and infected ulcers.


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