Fast Five Quiz: Do You Know What to Watch for and How Best to Treat Diabetic Foot Ulcers?

Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD

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December 15, 2014

Autologous skin graft is the criterion standard for viable coverage of a partial-thickness wound. The graft can be harvested under local anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. Meshing the graft allows wider coverage and promotes drainage of serum and blood.

A cadaveric skin allograft is a useful covering for relatively deep wounds after surgical excision when the wound bed does not appear appropriate for application of an autologous skin graft. The allograft is, of course, only a temporary solution.

For more on the treatment of diabetic ulcers, read here.

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