Reduction of Major Amputations after Starting a Multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot Care Team: Single Centre Experience from Turkey

Yesil S., AKINCI B., BAYRAKTAR F., HAVITÇIOĞLU H., Karabay O., Yapar N., ...More

EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & DIABETES, vol.117, no.7, pp.345-349, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 117 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0028-1112149
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.345-349
  • Keywords: diabetes, foot ulcer, amputation, multidisciplinary team, DECREASING INCIDENCE, RISK-FACTORS, POPULATION, ULCERS, CLASSIFICATION, MELLITUS, WORKING, PEOPLE, COHORT
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


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.