Comparison of healing rates in diabetes-related foot ulcers with low frequency ultrasonic debridement.
2019-05-16T22:22:32Z (GMT) by
Diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases and the associated complications of the condition are responsible for early death in most countries. Foot ulceration is one such complication that can lead to amputation. Debridement is fundamental in foot ulcers. It is required to remove non-viable tissue from the base to reduce infection and stimulate new skin growth. Different methods of debridement exist, however there is limited evidence around the efficacy and cost effectiveness of each technique. This study aimed to investigate non-surgical sharps debridement, which is considered to be standard practice, and low frequency ultrasonic debridement a newer treatment.