A Surgical Approach to Location-specific Neuropathic Foot Ulceration

Michael D. Liette, Peter A. Crisologo, Lance J. Johnson, Jordan A. Henning, Edgardo R. Rodriguez-Collazo, Suhail Masadeh

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The management of pedal ulcerations is often challenging because of a failure to correct underlying biomechanical deformities. Without correcting the biomechanical driving force creating the increased plantar pressures, it is unlikely for routine wound care to provide lasting solutions to pedal ulcerations. Patients with diabetes often experience glycosylation of their tendons, leading to contracture and pursuant deformity, creating imbalanced pressure distributions and eventual plantar ulceration. This article evaluates the efficacy of various lower extremity tendon transfers to balance the foot and redistribute plantar pressures to prevent or heal ulceration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-53
Number of pages23
JournalClinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Diabetes
  • Flexible
  • Limb salvage
  • Lower limb reconstruction
  • Neuropathy
  • Semirigid
  • Tendon
  • Ulceration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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