Risk factors for diabetic foot ulceration: A Logical approach to treatment

David G. Armstrong, Lawrence A. Lavery, Robert P. Wunderlich

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Abstract

Appropriate management of the diabetic foot in a multidisciplinary setting requires knowledge of the risk factors leading to ulceration and limb loss. This article will review the most common risk factors for ulceration and present a validated, treatment-based method to appropriately communicate both the status of the diabetic wound and, more important, the patient's location on a spectrum of risk for amputation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-128
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medical–Surgical
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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