Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Case Study

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The management of diabetic foot ulcers remains a major therapeutic challenge, which implies an urgent need to review strategies and treatments in order to achieve the goals and reduce the burden of care in an efficient and cost-effective way. Questions remain as to which types of intervention, technology, and dressing are suitable to promote healing, and whether all therapies are necessary and cost-effective as adjunctive therapies. Prevention of diabetic foot ulceration is critical in order to reduce the associated high morbidity and mortality rates, and the danger of amputation. It is essential to identify the “foot at risk,” through careful inspection and physical examination of the foot followed by neuropathy and vascular tests. Regular

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