Diabetic wounds of the lower extremities
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 34.2 million people of all ages—or 10.5% of the US population suffer from diabetes. This preventable disease is the leading cause of non-traumatic lower limb amputations. Every 30 seconds a diabetic loses a limb to this disease. Patients need to understand the danger of non-healing wounds and how they can prevent this loss. People with diabetes have poor circulation to their extremities, especially to their feet. This leads to an inability of the body to heal from breaks in skin, cuts, and scrapes. Neuropathy is another condition where diabetics lose sensation to their skin. It is very important for diabetic patients to frequently check for skin breaks on arms, hands, legs and feet.
Studies and reviews:
- Hyperbaric Oxygenation Acceleratesthe Healing Rate of Nonishemic Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcers (PDF)
- Diabetes Wound Care Submission to the Federal Government Submitted By Dr. Paul Harch, President of the IHMA, To the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, November 2, 2001 (PDF)
- Advances in Infections and Wound Healing for the Diabetic Foot; The Die is Cast (PDF)
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Facilitates Healing of Chronic Foot Ulcers in Patients with Diabetes (PDF)
- Prospective study in the role of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in diabetic foot wound healing-an experience in an Indian public hospital (PDF)
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