Salvaging A Limb With Serial Debridement, STSGs And NPWT

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 7 – July 2015 Author(s):  Brett Chatman, DPM, Tammer Elmarsafi, DPM, and John S. Steinberg, DPM, FACFAS These authors discuss how serial debridement, split thickness skin grafts and negative pressure wound therapy salvaged the limb of a 71-year-old patient with diabetes who presented with gas gangrene. Gas gangrene of the lower extremity is one surgical emergency that normally requires extensive debridement and frequently results in lower extremity amputation

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 7 – July 2015 Author(s):  Brett Chatman, DPM, Tammer Elmarsafi, DPM, and John S. Steinberg, DPM, FACFAS These authors discuss how serial debridement, split thickness skin grafts and negative pressure wound therapy salvaged the limb of a 71-year-old patient with diabetes who presented with gas gangrene. Gas gangrene of the lower extremity is one surgical emergency that normally requires extensive debridement and frequently results in lower extremity amputation

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Salvaging A Limb With Serial Debridement, STSGs And NPWT