Deferring Amputation in Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis: Doing More Harm Than Good?

Shiwei Zhou, Brian M Schmidt, Oryan Henig, Keith S Kaye
2021 Open Forum Infectious Diseases  
In a cohort of patients with diabetic foot osteomyelitis who were recommended to undergo below-knee amputation, those who deferred amputation and chose medical therapy were more likely to die during the follow up time compared to those who proceeded with amputation.
doi:10.1093/ofid/ofab184 fatcat:dguczyoz4ngqpkk7r6mglb6q5u