Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Short Communication Volume 5 Issue 12

The Diabetic Foot: Worldwide Crisis - Time to Act Now!

Cynthia Formosa*

Associate Professor, Podiatry Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta, Malta

*Corresponding Author: Cynthia Formosa, Associate Professor, Podiatry Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta, Malta.

Received: October 27, 2022; Published: November 13, 2022

Abstract

Every 20 seconds a limb is lost somewhere in the world due to diabetes! Moreover, every 1.2 seconds someone develops a diabetic foot ulceration. Every 7 seconds someone dies from diabetes. Lower-extremity complications of diabetes constitute a substantial burden for people with diabetes. Once healed, foot ulcerations frequently recur. This may suggest that current management of the diabetic foot is not effective, clearly demonstrating the need for the implementation of new and effective strategies aimed primarily at prevention of ulceration. The time to referral will determine the number of ulcerations and re-ulcerations or alternatively ulcer-free days – in other words Time is Tissue! [1]. We need to act now without further delay!

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Citation

Citation: Cynthia Formosa. “The Diabetic Foot: Worldwide Crisis - Time to Act Now!”. Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 5.12 (2022): 145-146.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Cynthia Formosa. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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