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Management of the diabetic foot

Frank L Bowling

Edited by Andrew J M Boulton

in Diabetic Neuropathy

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199551064
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607303 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199551064.003.0009

Series: Oxford Diabetes Library

Management of the diabetic foot

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• Physicians, surgeons, podiatrists, nurses, and orthotists should be integrated into the multidisciplinary team approach. • Dressings are not recommended in isolation, but should complement debridement and offloading. • Non-infected neuropathic diabetic foot ulcers will heal without the use of antibiotics. • A clear understanding of the aetiology and pathogenesis of ulceration is necessary for an accurate diagnosis. • Ulceration does not occur spontaneously, it is a combination of causative factors. • Diabetic foot problems result in major medical, social, and economic consequences for patients, their families, and society. • All patients with diabetes should have a thorough foot examination at least once a year.

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Subjects: Endocrinology and Diabetes

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