From Medpage Today By Ed Susman , Contributing Writer, MedPage Today Reviewed by Zalman S. Agus, MD ; Emeritus Professor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania WASHINGTON — The incidence of diabetic foot infections in the U.S
Treating the diabetic foot is relatively straightforward. We need to ensure that blood flow is adequate, eradicate infection, eliminate pressure from the wound site and regularly remove the dead and devitalized tissue from the affected area.
The diabetic foot (DF) is a complex pathology involving the lower limb of 8 to 10 million people around the world, and its prevalence is rising, creating a dramatic need for effective therapeutic answers. The multidisciplinary DF clinic has been proposed as a model to fight this complication from the International Working Group on Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) inside a more articulated 3-level organization strategy.