DIABETIC FOOT DISORDERS A Clinical Practice Guideline

  title={DIABETIC FOOT DISORDERS A Clinical Practice Guideline},
  author={Robert G. Frykberg and David G. Armstrong and John M. Giurini and Annemarie Edwards and Marc Kravette and Steven R. Kravitz and Charles Stanley Ross and James W Stavosky and R. Stuck and John V. Vanore},
Foot ulcerations, infections, and Charcot neuropathic osteoarthropathy are three serious foot complications of diabetes mellitus that can too frequently lead to gangrene and lower limb amputation. Consequently, foot disorders are one of the leading causes of hospitalization for persons with diabetes and can account for expenditures in the billions of dollars annually in the U.S. alone. Although not all foot complications can be prevented, dramatic reductions in their frequency have been… CONTINUE READING