Is Tendon Lengthening The Best Treatment For Diabetic Foot Ulcers?

Author(s): 
J. Monroe Laborde, MD, MS

Final Notes

In my opinion, tendon lengthening should be included in the initial treatment for diabetic foot ulcers. Tendon lengthening may also be a helpful treatment for Charcot arthropathy, calluses and foot pain in patients with diabetes from other causes listed above.

   Dr. Laborde is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Director of the Foot Clinic at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.

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