Management of the Diabetic Foot: Preventing Amputation

Marvin E. Levin, MD

Disclosures

South Med J. 2002;95(1) 

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Teamwork

Because wound healing and prevention of foot problems is complex, the expertise of many disciplines is necessary ( Table 6 ). All of the team members should have a special interest and expertise in diabetic foot problems and wound healing. The success of the team approach in reducing amputations has been well documented.[61] Even with the best care, amputation may become necessary; should this unfortunate event occur, the involvement of a skilled rehabilitation team will also be required.[62,63]

Contraindicated Exercises
  • Treadmill

  • Prolonged walking

  • Jogging

  • Stairmaster

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