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01-01-2015 | Diabetic foot | Book chapter | Article

14. The Diabetic Foot

Authors: MD, FRCPC Kimberly J. Legault, MB, BAO, BCh, MRCPI, MSc, FRCR John O’Neill

Publisher: Springer New York

Abstract

Diabetes mellitus can adversely affect the musculoskeletal system in a variety of ways. One of the more common complications that arise as a result of long-standing or poorly controlled diabetes is the “diabetic foot”. The diabetic foot is an umbrella term for a spectrum of different pathologies affecting the foot in diabetes patients, including neuropathic arthropathy and infection, with each process either existing in isolation or in conjunction with others at any given time.

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