Diabetic foot ulcers - The importance of angiosomes in healing foot ulcers

  • Lynne Tudhope Montana Hospital
Keywords: diabetic foot ulcers, angiosomes

Abstract

An angiosome is an anatomic unit of tissue (which has skin, subcutaneous tissue, fascia, muscle and bone), fed by a source artery. This article is a short discussion on the importance of angiosomes in healing of foot ulcers.

Author Biography

Lynne Tudhope, Montana Hospital
MBChB, MMed(Surg), Fellowship in Vascular Surgery(SA), BA Vascular Surgeon, Multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot & Ulcer Clinic, Montana Hospital, Gauteng
Section
Diabetes