Wound healing and treatments for people with diabetic foot ulcers.

  title={Wound healing and treatments for people with diabetic foot ulcers.},
  author={William J Jeffcoate and Patricia Price and Keith Gordon Harding},
  journal={Diabetes/metabolism research and reviews},
  volume={20 Suppl 1},
The factors that delay wound healing are multiple and relate both to diabetes and to the effect of its complications. Diabetic foot ulcers readily become chronic, and chronic ulcers have biological properties that differ substantially from acute ones. Much of the available information on the biology of wound healing relates to acute and experimental wounds and may not be directly relevant. It follows that there is limited evidence currently available to underpin protocols for the management of… CONTINUE READING
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