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Adv Skin Wound Care. 2010 Apr;23(4):175-88; quiz 189-90. doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000363528.16125.a7.

Transitional off-loading: an evidence-based approach to pressure redistribution in the diabetic foot.

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Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Department of Podiatric Medicine and Orthopedics, USA.



To enhance the learner's competence in providing pressure redistribution therapy for the diabetic foot.


This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care.


After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to: 1. Relate diabetic foot problems to the need for using off-loading devices. 2. Distinguish between the various types of dressings and off-loading devices used for diabetic foot wounds. 3. Apply the "transitional approach" to off-loading the diabetic foot.

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