Pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of diabetic foot ulcers: a systematic review


  • Madhuri K. Panchakshari Department of Pharmacology, Saraswati Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
  • Nilesh J. Patel Department of Pharmacology, S. K. Patel College of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Ganpat University, Kherva, Gujarat, India
  • Nimesh B. Thakkar Department of General Surgery, GMERS Medical College, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
  • Kenil Kirit Patel GMERS Medical College, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India



Diabetic foot, Amputation, Conventional dressing, PRP, Placenta extract, Vacuum dressing, Hydrogel


Diabetic foot ulcers lead to substantial morbidity and impair quality of life with high treatment costs and enormous economic losses. Diabetic foot ulcers readily become chronic; all too often these wounds do not heal primarily. Treatment of chronic wounds should be essentially directed against the main etiologic factors responsible for the wound. There are different treatment approaches for wound healing in diabetic foot ulcers. If treatment is based on the pathological cause, it may give better results and it must be cost effective too. Hydrogel dressing, platelet rich plasma, placenta extract gel, vacuum dressing are newer modalities in diabetic foot management.


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How to Cite

Panchakshari, M. K., Patel, N. J., Thakkar, N. B., & Patel, K. K. (2022). Pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of diabetic foot ulcers: a systematic review. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 10(11), 2717–2721.



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