Volume 10 Supplement 1
Role of a medication in polyurethane foam in the treatment of diabetic foot lesions
© Palumbo et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2010
Published: 19 May 2010
The treatment of diabetic foot lesions need medications capable of managing wound infection and exudates that, variously combined, can influence the natural history of the pathology and therefore limb survival. A particular and economic device, is represented by honeycomb structure polyurethane foam Ligasano ©.
Material and methods
Number of patients
In our experience the device was proved to be economic and manageable, allowing the management of the exudates and avoiding, at the same time, the involvement of the perilesional skin that constitutes itself an innovation on the treatment of diabetic foot lesion.
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