An orthopaedist's review of diabetic foot wounds and osteomyelitis.

Title

An orthopaedist's review of diabetic foot wounds and osteomyelitis.

Creator

DeSanto MR;Weber LV;Nageeb E;Petersen K;Junko J

Publisher

Current Orthopaedic Practice

Date

2020
2020-10-09

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 was to describe the etiology, pathological progressions, and the advancement of ideologies pertaining to treatment options for diabetic foot ulcers.

Subject

diabetes; Wound Care; Hyperglycemia -- Complications; diabetic foot ulcers; Diabetic Foot -- Diagnosis; Diabetic Foot -- Therapy; Osteomyelitis; osteomyelitis; wound care; Diabetic Foot -- Etiology; orthopaedics

Rights

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Format

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Pages

423-428

Issue

5

Volume

31

ISSN

1940-7041

NEOMED College

NEOMED College of Medicine

NEOMED Department

NEOMED Student Publications
Department of Orthopaedics

Update Year & Number

September 2020 List

Affiliated Hospital

Summa Health System

Citation

DeSanto MR;Weber LV;Nageeb E;Petersen K;Junko J, “An orthopaedist's review of diabetic foot wounds and osteomyelitis.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed August 5, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/11265.

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