The central tenet for healing any wound is pressure redistribution and appropriate debridement. It is generally not what you put on these wounds that heals them, but rather what you take off. If the wound is adequately debrided and plantar pressure is redistributed, in the absence of profound ischemia, most diabetic foot wounds will heal. Off-loading is best achieved by spreading force over a wide area of contact, such as with the total contact cast or certain removable cast walkers.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery|
|State||Published - 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine