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AIS CONDE, Juan Guillermo et al. Multidisciplinary approach of the patient with diabetic foot ulcer and presence of osteomyelitis. Clinical cases. Gerokomos [online]. 2020, vol.31, n.2, pp.125-128.  Epub Oct 05, 2020. ISSN 1134-928X.

Osteomyelitis of the diabetic foot can present the clinician with great diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Infection in patients with diabetic foot ulcers causes great morbidity and mortality. Mortality rates, especially cardiovascular, after an ulcer and amputation are very high, almost 60% of people die within 5 years after amputation and almost 40% in the case of ulcers. The objective of the article is to describe the procedure with which osteomyelitis is approached in patients with diabetic foot ulcers through a multiprofessional team.


Through two clinical cases, the surgical and medical approach for the osteomyelitis approach is exposed.


The resolution of both osteomyelitis and ulcer healing relies both on the specialization of professionals at a clinical level, and on ensuring continuity of care at existing levels of care, avoiding variability and guaranteeing the provision of Necessary resources efficiently.


The surgical or medical approach of osteomyelitis requires a qualified team that can propose both strategies of care, obtaining the resolution of the case.

Keywords : Diabetic foot; Osteomyelitis; Nurse; Continuity of care and foot ulcer.

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