Transmetatarsal Amputation: Predictors Of Success And Failure

Issue Number:  Volume 30 – Issue 8 – August 2017 Author(s):  Hayley Iosue, DPM, and Barry Rosenblum, DPM, FACFAS While transmetatarsal amputations can be a viable remedy for diabetic foot ulcers and other diabetic foot complications, there are variable healing rates and complication risks to consider. Accordingly, these authors discuss current indications, risk factors, key operative considerations, adjunctive tendon lengthening and balancing, and post-op management. Section:  Feature

Issue Number:  Volume 30 – Issue 8 – August 2017 Author(s):  Hayley Iosue, DPM, and Barry Rosenblum, DPM, FACFAS While transmetatarsal amputations can be a viable remedy for diabetic foot ulcers and other diabetic foot complications, there are variable healing rates and complication risks to consider. Accordingly, these authors discuss current indications, risk factors, key operative considerations, adjunctive tendon lengthening and balancing, and post-op management. Section:  Feature

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Transmetatarsal Amputation: Predictors Of Success And Failure