Study IDs predictors of diabetic foot ulcer recurrence

07/2/2012 | News-Medical.Net

The location of a diabetic foot ulcer, as well as the level of diabetes control, can help clinicians predict whether a foot ulcer will recur, according to a study published in the International Wound Journal. Recurrence is more likely if the original ulcer is on the plantar surface of the forefoot, mid-foot or heel than if it is on the top of the foot, toes or heel, researchers found. Patients with osteomyelitis, glycated hemoglobin level above 7.5% and a C-reactive protein level above 5 mg/mL also are at higher risk of recurrence, according to the study.

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