The ulcer that wouldn't go away

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Authors: Phillips,P. J.

Publication: Medicine Today

Year: 2004

Volume: 5

Issue: 2

Start Page: 72

ABSTRACT:

A callus on the weight bearing surface of the foot may appear innocuous but, given the possible complications that can arise with diabetic neuropathy, must be seen as a potential risk factor and eradicated effectively well before an ulcer occurs. Patients with diabetes should understand the significance of the risk of undetected and painless injury and be taught how to care for their feet on a daily basis.

  • Listing ID: 4476
  • Author/s: Phillips,P. J.
  • Publication: Medicine Today
  • Year: 2004
  • Volume: 5
  • Issue: 2
  • Start Page: 72
  • Article Keywords: aged;article;case report;diabetes mellitus;diabetic foot;diabetic neuropathy;female;foot malformation;foot ulcer;human;leg blood flow;personal hygiene;risk assessment;risk factor;shoe;vascular disease;weight bearing