Diabetic foot ulcer healing outcomes in a chiropodist-led outpatient clinic
What is it about?
People with diabetic foot ulcers have an increased risk of lower extremity amputation. Lower extremity amputations can be prevented by screening and appropriate management. What are the wound healing outcomes and characteristics contributing to our outcomes over a 5-year period? We examine the multitude of factors that contribute to our wound healing outcomes and delve deeper into our significant findings.
Why is it important?
We are the first to demonstrate the benefits of chiropodists leading an acute care outpatient clinic in the management of diabetic foot ulcers in Canada. Our findings determined that palpable pedal pulses, the use of a total contact cast, and location of the wound were associated with greater wound healing. We take a closer look at the relationship between location of wound and selection of offloading device. We also developed a useful tool to guide clinicians in the selection of an offloading device based on the location of wound.
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