Diabetic foot ulcers: current concepts.

  title={Diabetic foot ulcers: current concepts.},
  author={Robert G. Frykberg},
  journal={The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons},
  volume={37 5},
Foot ulcerations and their sequelae remain a major source of morbidity for patients with diabetes mellitus. Often leading to infection, osteomyelitis, or gangrene, these lesions have consistently been ascertained as significant risk factors for subsequent lower extremity amputation. Hence education, appropriate foot care, and early intervention have assumed important roles in programs focused on amputation prevention. Multidisciplinary cooperation has been demonstrated as the most successful… CONTINUE READING


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