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Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Total Contact Casting and Diabetic Foot Treatment

May 21, 2015
By Laurie Swezey RN, BSN, CWOCN, CWS, FACCWS Total contact casting (TCC) is considered to be the 'gold standard' in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. Although TCC is often very successful in h...

Ulcer Remission: Preventing DFU Recurrence

May 24, 2024
What is ulcer remission? How can this concept typically used regarding patients with cancer apply to those healing from DFUs? ...

Understanding Diabetic Foot Ulcer Classification Systems

August 16, 2019
By the WoundSource Editors In patients with diabetes, the lifetime risk of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) is approximately 25%, and these wounds are frequently a source of pain and discomfort. Severe ...

Unequal Limb Length - A Unique Cause of Diabetic Foot Ulcer Healing Failure

January 19, 2015
By Dr. Mark Hinkes, DPM Unequal limb length (ULL) is a clinical problem that is more common than most clinicians realize and is one for which most patients are rarely evaluated. Common problems ass...

What is a Diabetic Foot Ulcer?

August 16, 2019
By the WoundSource Editors The definition of a diabetic wound of the lower extremity in its simplest form could be described as an open area on the lower extremity limb of anyone with diabetes. Som...

Wounds Secondary to Sleeping Position Part 1: Recognizing Pressure Injuries Secondary to Sleeping Position

June 13, 2022
Heel pressure injuries and various forms of ulcers are easy to identify, but are you overlooking sleeping position as a cause for wounds in other locations? Do you have a wound you are sure is venous ...
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