A Closer Look At The Role Of Collagen In Healing Complex Diabetic Foot Ulcerations

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By Ann Zmuda, DPM

   Dr. Zmuda is an Assistant Professor in the Section of Endocrinology in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Chicago.

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