Simple, low-cost interventions can reduce amputations

01/17/2013 | Innovations-Report.com

A study of 114 patients by Swedish researchers found that such simple interventions as shoe orthotics, podiatry and regular checkups could reduce diabetic foot amputations by at least 50%. Over a one-year period, only 0.9% of participants who used shoe inserts developed new foot ulcers, compared with 3% to 8% of similar diabetic populations. “Ulcer prevention is not only a way of relieving suffering but a sound financial investment,” said doctoral student Ulla Tang.

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