Diagnostics and treatment of the diabetic foot

@article{Apelqvist2012DiagnosticsAT,
  title={Diagnostics and treatment of the diabetic foot},
  author={Jan Apelqvist},
  journal={Endocrine},
  year={2012},
  volume={41},
  pages={384-397}
}
Every 30 s, a lower limb is amputated due to diabetes. Of all amputations in diabetic patients 85% are preceded by a foot ulcer which subsequently deteriorates to a severe infection or gangrene. There is a complexity of factors related to healing of foot ulcers including strategies for treatment of decreased perfusion, oedema, pain, infection, metabolic disturbances, malnutrition, non-weight bearing, wound treatment, foot surgery, and management of intercurrent disease. Patients with diabetic… CONTINUE READING
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