Prevalence of foot pathology and lower extremity complications in a diabetic outpatient clinic.

@article{Holewski1989PrevalenceOF,
  title={Prevalence of foot pathology and lower extremity complications in a diabetic outpatient clinic.},
  author={J J Holewski and Kerry M Moss and R M Stess and Petar Gr{\'a}f and Carl Grunfeld},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation research and development},
  year={1989},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={35-44}
}
Multiple risk factors interplay in the formation of foot ulceration and/or limb amputation in the diabetic patient. This study defines the prevalence of foot pathology, lower extremity complications, and known risk factors for ulceration in a cross-sectional analysis of 92 diabetic patients in a Veterans Affairs Metabolic Clinic. Sixteen percent of patients had a history of lower extremity complications including pedal ulceration and/or amputation, previously requiring 1480 hospital days of… CONTINUE READING
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