Risk Factors for Plantar Foot Ulcer Recurrence in Neuropathic Diabetic Patients

  title={Risk Factors for Plantar Foot Ulcer Recurrence in Neuropathic Diabetic Patients},
  author={Roelof Waaijman and Mirjam de Haart and Mark L.J. Arts and Daniel Wever and Anke Verlouw and Frans Nollet and Sicco A. Bus},
  journal={Diabetes Care},
  pages={1697 - 1705}
OBJECTIVE Recurrence of plantar foot ulcers is a common and major problem in diabetes but not well understood. Foot biomechanics and patient behavior may be important. The aim was to identify risk factors for ulcer recurrence and to establish targets for ulcer prevention. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS As part of a footwear trial, 171 neuropathic diabetic patients with a recently healed plantar foot ulcer and custom-made footwear were followed for 18 months or until ulceration. Demographic data… 

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