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New guidelines recommend off-loading to increase likelihood of diabetic foot ulcer healing

December 19, 2014

Relieving pressure on the foot through the use of off-loading improves healing outcomes and reduces complications in patients with diabetic foot ulcers, according to consensus guidelines published in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association.

 “The Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers Through Optimal Off-Loading – Building Consensus Guidelines and Practical Recommendations to Improve Outcomes” was authored by a multidisciplinary panel of nine experts who were supported by Derma Sciences Inc. The document was developed to provide evidence-based consensus on the optimal use of off-loading as treatment for diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), a debilitating and costly condition that can lead to amputation of the foot and other lower extremities.

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