Journal articlesManagement of foot burns in a patient with diabetes

Management of foot burns in a patient with diabetes

08/11/10 | Diabetic foot ulcers, Service delivery | Gillian Harkin

Burns in diabetic foot patients can be a significant problem due to loss of sensation. Fast and effective intervention is required as relatively small injuries can progress to ulceration and, in severe cases, lead to amputation. This article describes the management of a foot burn in a diabetic patient who had previously undergone a left hallux amputation following a thermal injury.