Study finds lack of evidence for methods to prevent diabetic foot ulcer

04/18/2011 |

A review of measures to prevent diabetic foot ulcer -- including patient education, bone resection, surgical debridement, Achilles tendon lengthening and neurolysis -- found that most did not show evidence of benefits, according to a study in Diabetes Care. "Once a patient has lost Semmes-Weinstein monofilament sensation, self-measurement of sole temperature, followed by off-loading when temperature differences are detected, is currently the only scientifically supported tool for the prediction and prevention of diabetic foot ulcers in an insensate foot," the study others wrote.

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