Diabetic foot: magnitude of the problem

Arun Bal
Journal of the Indian Medical Association 2002, 100 (3): 155-7
Of total diabetic population, 15-20% have foot problems and 30% have peripheral vascular disease. The fundamental strategy for foot salvaging is 'early conservative amputation and radical debridement' of diabetic foot infection. For this strategy, concept of foot spaces is to be well understood. Guidelines for 'early conservative amputation and radical debridment' are discussed in this article. As regarding diabetic foot care ten valuable points are to be remembered which are also discussed.

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