Emerging Insights On Ex-Fix Offloading For Diabetic Foot Ulcers
- Volume 26 - Issue 4 - April 2013
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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.