Lower Extremity Foot Ulcers and Amputations in Diabetes


Lower extremity ulcers and amputations are an increasing problem among individuals with diabetes. Data from the 1983-90 National Hospital Discharge Surveys (NHDS) indicate that 6% of hospitalizations listing diabetes on the discharge record also listed a lower extremity ulcer condition. Chronic ulcers were present in 2.7% of all hospitalizations that listed… (More)


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