An orthopaedist’s review of diabetic foot wounds and osteomyelitis

Title

An orthopaedist’s review of diabetic foot wounds and osteomyelitis

Creator

DeSanto MR; Luke VW; Emmanuel N; Kyle P; Jeffrey J

Publisher

Current Orthopaedic Practice

Date

2020
2020-07-21

Description

As the number of patients with diabetes continues to grow, complications of diabetes have likewise increased. Specifically, diabetic foot ulcers have become a massive burden to both the diabetic patient population and national healthcare systems. Diabetic foot ulcers occur due to nerve damage as a result of extensive hyperglycemia. This nerve damage can allow the progression of ulceration, thus providing a window of opportunity for various pathogens to invade the surrounding tissue. Extensive infection of the ulcer tissue can lead to infection of nearby bone, which may require both surgical and antimicrobial intervention for proper wound healing. The aim of this review is to describe the etiology, pathological progressions, and the advancement of ideologies pertaining to treatment options for diabetic foot ulcers.

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Format

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ISSN

1941-7551

NEOMED College

NEOMED College of Medicine

NEOMED Department

Department of Orthopaedics
NEOMED Student Publications

Update Year & Number

August 2020 List

Citation

DeSanto MR; Luke VW; Emmanuel N; Kyle P; Jeffrey J, “An orthopaedist’s review of diabetic foot wounds and osteomyelitis,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 28, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/11246.

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