Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Their Recurrence.

  title={Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Their Recurrence.},
  author={David G. Armstrong and Andrew J. M. Boulton and Sicco A. Bus},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={376 24},
Complications of diabetes that affect the lower extremities are common, complex, and costly. Foot ulceration is the most frequently recognized complication. In a community-based study in the northwestern United Kingdom, the prevalence of active foot ulcers identified at screening among persons with diabetes was 1.7%, and the annual incidence was 2.2%.1 Higher annual incidence rates have been reported in specific populations: 6.0% among Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes, 5.0% among U.S… CONTINUE READING
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