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Diabetic foot

Andy Goldberg and Paul H. Cooke

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.009003

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Diabetic foot

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Diabetic foot problems are of major socioeconomic importance

Aetiology is multifactorial, with a neuropathic, vascular, and immune component

A multidisciplinary approach must be adopted, with education and prevention being key aims

If ulceration develops, restoration/preservation of an intact soft tissue envelope and the creation of a plantigrade foot that can bear weight are the key treatment goals.

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Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Endocrinology and Diabetes

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