Emerging Insights On Ex-Fix Offloading For Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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Author(s): 
William P. Grant, DPM, FACFAS, Lisa M. Grant, and Bryan R. Barbato, BS

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   Editor’s note: For further reading, see “External Fixation: Is It The Answer For Diabetic Limb Salvage?” in the July 2004 issue of Podiatry Today or “Assessing The Use Of Ex-Fix For Offloading In Diabetic Limb Salvage” in the February 2012 issue.

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