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.c8947Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review