Can amputation be prevented in diabetic foot? Interdisciplinary approach to diabetic foot: a case report


GÜNEŞ A. E., Cimsit M.

UNDERSEA AND HYPERBARIC MEDICINE, vol.44, no.2, pp.157-160, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Name: UNDERSEA AND HYPERBARIC MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.157-160
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Diabetic foot ulcers may result in loss of an extremity and may even lead to mortality. The use of comprehensive foot care programs which include early screening and evaluation of problems, foot care education, preventive therapy and referral to specialists has been shown to reduce amputation rates by 49-85.