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World J Orthop. May 18, 2015; 6(4): 387-393
Published online May 18, 2015. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i4.387
Management of negative pressure wound therapy in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers
Marco Meloni, Valentina Izzo, Erika Vainieri, Laura Giurato, Valeria Ruotolo, Luigi Uccioli
Marco Meloni, Valentina Izzo, Erika Vainieri, Laura Giurato, Valeria Ruotolo, Luigi Uccioli, Department of Medicina dei Sistemi, University of Tor Vergata, 00133 Roma, Italy
Author contributions: Meloni M and Uccioli L defined the study design; Meloni M, Izzo V and Uccioli L made critical revisions related to intellectual content of the manuscript; all the authors approved the final version of the manuscript.
Conflict-of-interest: Authors declare they have no conflicts of interests.
Open-Access: This article is an open-access article which was selected by an in-house editor and fully peer-reviewed by external reviewers. It is distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Correspondence to: Marco Meloni, MD, Department of Medicina dei Sistemi, University of Tor Vergata, Viale Oxford 81, 00133 Rome, Italy. meloni.marco@libero.it
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Received: November 21, 2014
Peer-review started: November 30, 2014
First decision: December 26, 2014
Revised: March 4, 2015
Accepted: April 1, 2015
Article in press: April 3, 2015
Published online: May 18, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: This paper represents a summary of the mechanism of action of negative pressure wound therapy and its effectiveness. Further, according to scientific findings and our experience, we propose a flow chart about its use addressed to the field of diabetic foot.