A Closer Look At The Plantar Fat Pad In People With Diabetes
- David G. Armstrong DPM MD PhD
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At the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA), we have been fascinated with a recent paper by our colleagues Hsu and co-workers from the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and National Taiwan University Hospital.
These authors suggest that the plantar fat pad -- that specialized fat that exists on the sole of every one of us -- may undergo changes in people with diabetes. To make a long story short, fewer small “microchambers” of fat make it less cushy and more susceptible to ulceration.
We invite you to give the work a read. See
Could this paper open the door for more works in plantar fat pad augmentation?
Editor’s note: This blog has been adapted with permission. It originally appeared at www.ToeandFlow.com