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Diabetic foot is one of the most significant and devastating complications of diabetes, and is defined as a foot affected by ulceration that is associated with neuropathy and/or peripheral arterial disease of the lower limb in a patient with diabetes. The prevalence of diabetic foot ulceration in the diabetic population is 4–10%; the condition is more frequent in older patients. It is estimated that about 5% of all patients with diabetes present with a history of foot ulceration, while the lifetime risk of diabetic patients developing this complication is 15%.
The majority (60–80%) of foot ulcers will heal, while 10–15% of them will remain active, and 5–24% of them will finally lead to limb amputation within a period of 6–18 months after the first evaluation.
Consultant Laparoscopic Surgeon, Proctologist & Diabetic Foot Specialist Certified Trained Specialist in Laser Proctology, Berlin, Germany Fellow International Society of University of Colorectal Surgeons Fellow Association of Colon and Rectal Surgeons of India Associate Fellow American College of Surgeons Member Vascular Society of India Member Indian Podiatry Association