Offloading for the Treatment of the Diabetic Foot - A Systematic Review

Ana Lucia M. De Oliveira
Abstract Aim: To compare the strengths and limitations of different offloading devices in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. Method: Systematic review. Background: Diabetes is a chronic disease where neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease, associated with foot deformity, trauma and high plantar pressures contribute to the development of foot ulceration. For those with existing ulcers, if the foot is subject to continuous high pressures, tissue damage persists and healing will be impaired. Therefore, the use...
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