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Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Comprehensive Amputee Care: Not Such a New Concept

January 27, 2023
A limb salvage program aims to prevent major amputations and thus improve patients' quality of life and overall longevity. Despite the efforts of a multidisciplinary team approach, amputation preventi...

Diabetic Foot Ulcer Prevention Strategies

September 16, 2021
Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) may affect up to 25% of people with diabetes at some point in their lifetime. Once a person has developed a DFU, there is a 50% chance the ulcer will become infected. DFUs ...

Diabetic Foot Ulcers in Skin of Color

May 2, 2023
Recent literature has established that there is much for the medical community to learn about highly pigmented skin, specifically in the realm of wound healing and even more so in diabetic foot ulcers...

Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Do You Know Best Practices?

March 17, 2023
The impact of diabetic foot wounds is extensive. Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are a major concern among those with diabetes. Research estimates that 25% of adults with diabetes may suffer a DFU sometim...

How Might a Posterior Splint Method Improve Offloading Outcomes?

October 12, 2022
Is there an irremovable offloading device suitable for lower extremity pressure injuries? “An irremovable heel offloading device encourages increased compliance,” says Dr. Lenz and Dr. Hussain within...

How the Identification of Chronic Wound Infection Can Be Improved With Technology

May 6, 2022
Infection is the single most likely cause of delayed healing in chronic wounds. In most cases, identification of chronic wound infection (eg, diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers) is not obvious...

Hydrogel Dressings: What Should You Know?

October 3, 2023
As we know, debridement is a critical aspect of wound management. It is critical to remove non-viable tissue to mitigate infection risks and promote moist wound healing. Typically, we think of enzymat...

Is It Really Infected? Recognizing Infection in Diabetic Foot Ulcers Based on the Evidence

February 25, 2022
Standards of care and evidence-based guidelines should lead our wound care practice to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients. There are often prewritten algorithms or first- and second-li...
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