Assessment and management of foot ulcers

for people with diabetes.


Major Recommendations

The levels of evidence supporting the recommendations (Ia, Ib, IIa, IIb, III, IV) are defined at the end of the “Major Recommendations” field.


Practice Recommendations




Recommendation 1.0


Obtain a comprehensive health history and perform physical examination of affected limb(s).

(Level of Evidence = Ib–IV)


Recommendation 1.1


Identify the location and classification of foot ulcer(s) and measure length, width, and depth of woundbed.

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