Wounds on the feet of diabetic patients are often labeled as "non-healing." This article discusses the basis for and the dangers of such a classification. The evidence suggests that if the foot has an adequate vascular supply and no significant infection, a plantar wound that does not heal is the result of poor treatment and/or poor compliance. Wounds that do not heal despite optimal treatment and compliance are extremely rare and need to be referred to the appropriate specialist for care.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Ostomy Wound Management|
|Issue number||3 A Suppl|
|State||Published - Mar 1998|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Internal Medicine