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REVIEW ARTICLE

Offloading Intervention in Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Narrative Review

Shraddha Modi, Tirou Aroul Tirougnanassambandamourty

Keywords : Diabetic foot ulcers, Diabetic peripheral neuropathy, Peripheral vascular disease

Citation Information : Modi S, Tirougnanassambandamourty TA. Offloading Intervention in Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Narrative Review. 2021; 10 (1):12-14.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10085-8133

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 07-08-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Today, diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are responsible for most hospitalizations compared to any other complication of diabetes. Foot ulceration is common and affects up to 25% of the diabetic population during their lifetime, resulting in the most common cause of hospitalizations (~30%). Plantar ulcers are the commonest neuropathic lesions in diabetes patients due to unrecognized trauma and chronic hyperglycemia are some of the known risk factors. In this review article, we assess the healing ability of DFUs if an offloading intervention was used.


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