Author(s): Randall DB, Phillips J, Ianiro G
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Abstract Pressure ulcers of the heel are a major and growing health-care problem. Although prevention and aggressive local wound care and pressure reduction remain the gold standard for treatment of most heel ulcers, recalcitrant wounds may require surgical intervention. Limb salvage when dealing with heel ulcers remains a challenge. Nine feet (eight patients) that underwent partial calcanectomy for chronic nonhealing heel ulcers were evaluated retrospectively. Complete healing occurred in seven of nine feet. Patients who were ambulatory before surgery remained ambulatory after healing.
This article was published in J Am Podiatr Med Assoc
and referenced in Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research