Multi-pronged treatment prevents amputation

11/6/2012 | Oak Ridger (Tenn.), The

Doctors at Methodist Medical Center Wound Treatment Center in Oak Ridge, Tenn., used a cell-based skin substitute and hyperbaric oxygen therapy to heal a diabetic man's foot wound that had nearly turned gangrene before he sought treatment. The treatment averted the need for amputation, and the patient said he learned more about how to manage his diabetes.

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