Podiatric interventions and phototherapy within the management of chronic diabetic foot Ulceration : a review to compare the average healing time

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  • SDG 3
  • Abstract:

    Abstract: Diabetic foot ulceration is a serious complication of Diabetes Mellitus and a most important risk factor for lower limb amputations. Diabetes is characterized by chronic hyperglycemia related to the resistance of target cells to the action of insulin; which leads to degenerative disorders caused by macroangiopathy, microangiopathy and neuropathy. These factors favor the occurrence of lower limb ulcers and so delay their healing. The slow healing rate of chronic diabetic foot ulceration has a negative impact on the patients’ quality of life. Thus there is a need for the development of new treatment modalities to improve healing rate and outcome of diabetic ulcerations...