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Adv Skin Wound Care. 2003 Mar-Apr;16(2):68-75; quiz A022-3.

Physical assessment of the diabetic foot.

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  • 1Wound Healing Center, Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

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  • Adv Skin Wound Care. 2003 May-Jun;16(3):145.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To provide physicians and nurses with an overview of diabetic foot assessment.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

This continuing-education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in learning about proper diabetic foot assessment.

OBJECTIVES:

After reading the article and taking the test, the participant will be able to: 1. Review the epidemiology of diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and lower-extremity amputation related to diabetes. 2. Identify risk factors for foot ulceration in patients with diabetes. 3. Identify normal and abnormal findings in the dermatologic, vascular, neurologic, and musculoskeletal assessment of the foot in patients with diabetes.

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12690230
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