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Clinical Research on Foot & Ankle
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Limb Salvage in Diabetic Patients: The Italian Experience

Luigi Uccioli*, Marco Meloni and Valentina Izzo
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
Corresponding Author : Luigi Uccioli
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Tor Vergata
Viale Oxford 81,00133 Rome, Italy
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Received March 18, 2014; Accepted March 20, 2014; Published March 25, 2014
Citation: Uccioli L, Meloni M, Izzo V (2014) Limb Salvage in Diabetic Patients: The Italian Experience. Clin Res Foot Ankle S3:007. doi:10.4172/2329-910X.S3-007
Copyright: © 2014 Uccioli L, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Diabetes is rapidly increasing worldwide and diabetic foot is the main cause of non-traumatic lower limbs amputation. However epidemiological data report a reduction of amputee’s rate in different European countries and in USA. Also in Italy there were excellent results related to the improvement of treatment strategies. The aim of this commentary is to describe the Italian model analyzing the reasons that have contributed to this success.


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