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Management of the diabetic foot 

Management of the diabetic foot
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Management of the diabetic foot
Author(s):

Frank L Bowling

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199551064.003.0009
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date: 27 July 2021

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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