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Diabetic Foot Classifications: Review of Literature

Diabetic Foot Classifications: Review of Literature [English]
Amit Kumar C Jain, Sunil Joshi
Med-Science. 2013; 2(3): 715-21
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Abstract
Diabetic foot is one of the most serious complications of diabetes. As the global burden of diabetes is increasing, the incidence of diabetic foot is equally on a rise. However, diabetic foot has been often ignored by people and also the treating physicians leading to a rise in major amputations. Various classifications have been proposed over decades describing the diabetic foot and the clinicians are hardly aware of them especially in developing and underdeveloped countries where this disease is rampantly increasing. One of the main reason for this unawareness is the fact that this disease is often less discussed in the standard teaching curriculum. The other probable reason is that physicians show more interest in learning other classification like that in oncology compared to disease like diabetic foot which actually deserves more importance. Further, even the trainee doctors and nurses show less inclination to know about diabetic foot classification as their teachers don’t teach much about them. This unique review article serves to survey for the first time the various classifications proposed for the diabetic foot thereby helping the various treating physicians to update themselves in the diabetic foot.

Key words: Diabetic foot, Wagners, Kobes, Amit Jains, Classification

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Pubmed StyleJain AKC, Joshi S. Diabetic Foot Classifications: Review of Literature. Med-Science. 2013; 2(3): 715-21. doi:10.5455/medscience.2013.02.8069


Web StyleJain AKC, Joshi S. Diabetic Foot Classifications: Review of Literature. www.scopemed.org/?mno=31906 [Access: January 12, 2014]. doi:10.5455/medscience.2013.02.8069


AMA (American Medical Association) StyleJain AKC, Joshi S. Diabetic Foot Classifications: Review of Literature. Med-Science. 2013; 2(3): 715-21. doi:10.5455/medscience.2013.02.8069


Vancouver/ICMJE StyleJain AKC, Joshi S. Diabetic Foot Classifications: Review of Literature. Med-Science. (2013), [cited January 12, 2014]; 2(3): 715-21. doi:10.5455/medscience.2013.02.8069


Harvard StyleJain, A. K. C. & Joshi, S. (2013) Diabetic Foot Classifications: Review of Literature. Med-Science, 2 (3), 715-21. doi:10.5455/medscience.2013.02.8069


Turabian StyleJain, Amit Kumar C, and Sunil Joshi. 2013. Diabetic Foot Classifications: Review of Literature. Medicine Science | International Medical Journal, 2 (3), 715-21. doi:10.5455/medscience.2013.02.8069


Chicago StyleJain, Amit Kumar C, and Sunil Joshi. “Diabetic Foot Classifications: Review of Literature.” Medicine Science | International Medical Journal 2 (2013), 715-21. doi:10.5455/medscience.2013.02.8069


MLA (The Modern Language Association) StyleJain, Amit Kumar C, and Sunil Joshi. “Diabetic Foot Classifications: Review of Literature.” Medicine Science | International Medical Journal 2.3 (2013), 715-21. Print. doi:10.5455/medscience.2013.02.8069


APA (American Psychological Association) StyleJain, A. K. C. & Joshi, S. (2013) Diabetic Foot Classifications: Review of Literature. Medicine Science | International Medical Journal, 2 (3), 715-21. doi:10.5455/medscience.2013.02.8069

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