How to form a diabetic limb salvage team
from Podiatry Today
Patients with diabetes are prone to develop lower extremity ulcerations and infections, both of which serve as major risk factors for lower extremity amputation. The development of lower extremity complications of diabetes is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. It is the multifactorial nature of diabetes that results in limb loss, generally as a consequence of chronic wounds and poor vascular status. Clinical management of diabetic foot disease has significantly improved over the last two decades. Prevention by identifying individuals at high risk has been the most effective way to reduce the socioeconomic burden of the disease.
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