How do diabetes-related foot ulcers affect mobility - and treatment?
Tuesday, 24 October 2023
Interdisciplinary high risk foot services are known to improve healing outcomes for people with diabetes-related foot ulcers, and in-person attendance is essential for sharp debridement, local wound care, and medical and podiatry consultations needed to facilitate healing.
A survey of 60 Sydney-based consumers living with diabetes-related foot ulcers found that physical mobility deficits seriously impact patients' ability to attend for treatment – a factor its authors recommend should be taken into consideration by service providers.
This is just one of the fascinating articles published in the September 2023 edition of Wound Practice and Research Journal, the official journal of Wounds Australia. Read the full story online – now completely open access – in WPR Journal.
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Main photo: graphic (c) Nube et al, 2023.