Classification of diabetic foot wounds.

@article{Lavery1996ClassificationOD,
  title={Classification of diabetic foot wounds.},
  author={Lawrence Alfred Lavery and David G. Armstrong and Lawrence B Harkless},
  journal={The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons},
  year={1996},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={528-31}
}
Foot ulcers in persons with diabetes are one of the most common precursors to lower extremity amputation. Appropriate care of the diabetic foot ulceration requires a clear, descriptive classification system that may be used to direct appropriate therapy and possibly predict outcome. Ideally, this system would be used by all participants in a multidisciplinary limb salvage team. We describe a clinical classification system for diabetic foot wounds that evaluates wound depth, the presence of… CONTINUE READING

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