Ann Orthop Musculoskelet Disord | Volume 1, Issue 2 | Short Communication | Open Access

Do’s and Don’ts for Ischaemic Toes in Diabetic Patients

Ping-chung Leung*

Department of Orthopaedics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

*Correspondance to: Ping-chung Leung 

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Ischaemic toes in Diabetic patients result from deficient blood supply, often enhanced by hypoesthesia which leads to unaware pressure damage. Vascular augmentation at this stage is not only too late, but might lead to embolic phenomenon, hence more ischaemic involvements. Radical amputation is contraindicated because gradual improvement could be expected as long as infection is kept away.


Diabetes; Gangrene; Treatment


Ping-chung Leung. Do’s and Don’ts for Ischaemic Toes in Diabetic Patients. Ann Orthop Musculoskelet Disord. 2017;1(2):1007.

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