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Diabetic foot 

Diabetic foot
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Diabetic foot
Author(s):

Andy Goldberg

and Paul H. Cooke

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.009003
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date: 12 December 2019

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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