The diabetic foot

Orthopedics. 1987 Jan;10(1):163-72. doi: 10.3928/0147-7447-19870101-28.

Abstract

Amputation of the lower extremity is more frequent in diabetic patients than in the general population. Causative factors include foot deformities, neuropathy, dysvascularity, infection, and gangrene. A grading and treatment program is outlined for aid in treating the lesions that develop in these feet.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Amputation
  • Diabetes Complications*
  • Diabetes Mellitus / therapy
  • Diabetic Neuropathies / diagnosis
  • Diabetic Neuropathies / surgery
  • Foot Diseases / diagnosis
  • Foot Diseases / etiology*
  • Foot Diseases / therapy
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Compliance
  • Patient Participation
  • Shoes