Up to 25% of people with diabetes will develop a foot ulcer, with 1 in 5 ulcers requiring an amputation. An interdisciplinary team approach to limb salvage, combined with a vertical and horizontal strategy for wound healing, may help to systematically simplify what is a complex process. The organization and integration of care, with an emphasis placed on identifying key diagnostic points in healing and warning signs for recurrence, will be instrumental in improving outcomes in patients with diabetes and complicated foot wounds.
- Diabetic foot ulcer
- Negative pressure wound therapy
- Wound chemotherapy
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