The diabetic foot – diagnostic difficulties Katarzyna Błasińska-Przerwa, Jan Świątkowski, Ilona Michałowska, Dorota Półtorak, Jacek Kotapski Ortop Traumatol Rehabil 2002; 4(5):590-596 ICID: 16249
Article type: Review article
IC™ Value: 4.68
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Foot disease is the most common complication of diabetes leading to hospitalization.
Pathologic processes that develop in the diabetic foot depends on:
– vascular problems - septic diabetic foot
– neurologic problems - aseptic diabetic foot
– both vascular and neurologic problems - mixed diabetic foot.
Diagnostic imaging has a great importance in establishing the diagnose, staging of foot changes and plan the treatment. The first choice in the study is still conventional plain x-ray, as a second procedures the US, CT, MRI and scintigraphy should be used.
Authors presents diagnostic difficulties in assessment of diabetic foot lesions.
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