Reduction of major amputations after starting a multidisciplinary diabetic foot care team: single centre experience from Turkey.

Yesil S., AKINCI B., Bayraktar F., Havitcioglu H., Karabay O., Yapar N., ...More

Experimental and clinical endocrinology & diabetes : official journal, German Society of Endocrinology [and] German Diabetes Association, vol.117, no.7, pp.345-9, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Introduction: It is widely recognized that a multidisciplinary team is effective in the management diabetic foot ulcers. Contrary to developed countries, multidisciplinary diabetic foot care teams and/or clinics have not been constructed in most centres in developing countries. The aim of this study was to present our data regarding amputation rates and profiles before and after starting the Dokuz Eylul University multidisciplinary diabetic foot care team.