Debridement of diabetic foot wounds
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Debridement of diabetic foot wounds

Samantha Haycocks Advanced podiatrist and principle podiatrist, Podiatry and foot health, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Paul Chadwick Advanced podiatrist and principle podiatrist, Podiatry and foot health, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

The management of foot ulcers in patients with diabetes is a complex and increasingly common problem. This article outlines the core principles of best practice for these patients focusing, in particular, on debridement. The article defines debridement, looks in detail at the rationale and evidence for its use in wound bed preparation and examines the various debridement methods available.

Nursing Standard. 26, 24,51-58. doi: 10.7748/ns2012.02.26.24.51.c8947

Correspondence

samantha.haycocks@srft.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review