neuropathic foot ulceration; neuropathic ulcer
DefinitionThis section has been translated automatically.
Ulcus cruris in paralysis, e.g. in paraplegia, after poliomyelitis, as pressure ulcer (see also under neuropathic ulcer).
TherapyThis section has been translated automatically.
Treatment of the ulcer according to its stage, see under wound treatment. Pressure relief via padding and pressure-free positioning, frequent repositioning of the patient, orthopaedic footwear (forefoot relief shoe). Pressure-relieving measures are to be maintained as prophylaxis.
LiteratureThis section has been translated automatically.
- Boulton AJ et al (2004) Off-Loading in Trials of Neuropathic Diabetic Foot Ulceration: Further evidence of the need for a paradigm shift. Diabetes Care 27: 636-637
- Mumford JW et al (1988) Occlusive hydrocolloid dressings applied to chronic neuropathic ulcers. A study of efficacy in patients at a rural Indian Hospital. Int J Dermatol 27: 190-192
- Williams DT et al (2003) New treatments for diabetic neuropathic foot ulceration: views from a wound healing unit. Curr Diab Rep 3: 468-474
Outgoing links (4)Leg ulcer; Neuropathic ulcer ; Ulcer of the skin (overview); Wound treatment;
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