Factors associated with pedal ulceration in patients with diabetes mellitus

MR DayDepartment of Orthopaedics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA.

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LB HarklessDepartment of Orthopaedics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA.

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Understanding the factors associated with pedal ulceration in patients with diabetes mellitus will increase the successful management of the high-risk diabetic foot and decrease the occurrence of ulcerative events. The authors review the associative factors that have been shown to be involved with pedal ulceration.