Can diabetic wounds heal if they are in an unusual location?
Figure A: Diabetic foot ulcer in the unusual location of the dorsal surface of the first toe. After a single application of Apligraf (synthesized by Organogenesis Inc, Canton, Mass, and distributed by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp, East Hanover, NJ) applied in the standard fashion, the wound was healed completely and epithelialized.
Figure B: Picture taken 8 weeks after single application.
The American Journal of Surgery 188 (Suppl to July 2004) 9S–17S
Protocol for the successful treatment of pressure ulcers
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