Surgical management of lesser metatarsal head ulcers in diabetic patients
from Podiatry Management
Diabetes has many complications affecting the lower extremity, with foot ulceration being the most recognized. Based on the data from the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 9.1–26.1 million people with diabetes develop foot ulcerations each year. The lifetime occurrence of foot ulcers in people with diabetes has been calculated to be 19–34 percent. In a recent systematic review by Jupiter, et al., it was found that about 85 percent of lower extremity amputations in patients with diabetes are related to diabetic foot ulcers.
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