Effectiveness of offloading methods in preventing primary diabetic foot ulcers in adults with diabetes: a systematic review

  title={Effectiveness of offloading methods in preventing primary diabetic foot ulcers in adults with diabetes: a systematic review},
  author={Lisa Heuch and Judith Streak Gomersall},
  journal={JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports},
BackgroundThe incidence of foot ulceration related to diabetes is increasing. Many foot care professionals recommend offloading measures as part of management strategies for modulating excess pressure to prevent development of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). These measures may include padding, insoles/orthotic devices and footwear. There is a lack of evidence-based guidance on the effectiveness of the different offloading options for preventing primary ulceration in those with diabetes… 

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