What is included in topical wound care for diabetic foot ulcers?

Updated: Oct 15, 2020
  • Author: Tanzim Khan, DPM; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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The basic principle of topical wound management is to provide a moist, but not wet, wound bed. [8, 54]

It is prudent to address the underlying etiologies in diabetic foot ulcers for any of the following wound care modalities to be successful. Without addressing the osseous deformities and muscular imbalances, infections, and vascular insufficiency, there will be minimal benefit in employing advanced wound care dressings.


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