Callus distraction to heal heel ulcers in type 2 diabetes This work from Jianda and coworkers. There are more and more reports on using this technique to ostensibly improve or augment blood flow in tissue repair. Heel ulceration in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major clinical challenge, manifesting with a protracted and uncertain... Continue Reading →
6.3 fold greater risk for mortality in people presenting with heel ulcers vs. forefoot ulcers
Intriguing work from Schofield and coworkers from the Salford Royal Infirmary report an independent risk of hindfoot DFU vs forefoot in the journal Diabetic Medicine. Introduction: We previously demonstrated in both a longitudinal study and in meta-analysis (pooled relative-risk RR, 2.45) that all-cause mortality is significantly higher in people with diabetes foot ulceration (DFU) than with... Continue Reading →
Median time to healing for diabetic foot wounds: 147,188, and 237 days for toe, midfoot and heel ulcers.
New data from the Eurodiale study by Pickwell, et al, review healing based on location. Kristy M. Pickwell, MD 1 (corresponding author) Volkert D. Siersma, PhD 2 Marleen Kars, MD, PhD 1 Per E. Holstein, DrMedSc 3 Nicolaas C. Schaper, MD, PhD 1 on behalf of the Eurodiale Consortium 1 Department of Internal Medicine, Subdivision... Continue Reading →