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Preserving the Diabetic Foot

Author(s): 
Jonathan E. Moore, DPM, MS, Lawrence Harkless, DPM and George Liu, DPM

Armed with the latest research and their own intriguing case studies, these authors take a closer look at limb salvage procedures and assess whether they are viable
alternatives to amputation.

By Jonathan E. Moore, DPM, MS, Lawrence Harkless, DPM and George Liu, DPM

Over 50 years ago when Dr. Elliot Joslin asked Dr. Leland McKittrick to evaluate the surgical options for his diabetic patients, there were few alternatives. Dr. McKittrick later became one of the pioneers of the transmetatarsal amputation, which, at that time, was referred to as the “diabetic operation.”1 It would b...

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