Bone Reconstruction in the Diabetic Foot.


Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. Electronic address: [Email]


Surgical bone reconstructive procedures of the foot and ankle in diabetic patients must be considered when performing evaluation of a diabetic foot for patients with preulcerative lesions and preexisting wounds. Preventive deformity correction can reduce the potential risk of ulceration, infection, and possible amputation in a patient with an at-risk foot type. It can also expedite wound healing and prevent further breakdown in a patient with lower extremity ulcerations. This article discusses different types of surgical bone reconstructive procedures as preventive and prophylactic deformity corrections to reduce osseous deformity, minimize preulcerative lesions, and increase limb-salvage rates in the compromised patient.


Bone reconstruction,Deformity correction,Diabetic foot,Surgical reconstruction,