Off-loading the diabetic foot for ulcer prevention and healing.


Retrospective and prospective studies have shown that elevated plantar pressure is a causative factor in the development of many plantar ulcers in diabetic patients and that ulceration is often a precursor of lower-extremity amputation. Herein, we review the evidence that relieving areas of elevated plantar pressure (off-loading) can prevent and heal… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3182024864