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    An increasing number of orthopedic operations are being carried out in an older population in whom the prevalence of diabetes is dramatically increasing. People having surgery with diabetes and hyperglycemia are at increased risk of post-operative complications. The peri-operative risks have been well demonstrated for cardiac surgery and, more recently, for orthopedic surgery. This paper considers the issues surrounding orthopaedic surgery in patients with diabetes and the significance and management of hyperglycemia in the peri-operative period.


    Funke Akiboye, Gerry Rayman. Management of Hyperglycemia and Diabetes in Orthopedic Surgery. Current diabetes reports. 2017 Feb;17(2):13

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    PMID: 28265893

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