Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2021 , Vol 67 , Num 4

The role of rehabilitation in the management of diabetic foot wounds

Elif Aydın 1 ,Mustafa Bülent Ertuğrul 2
1 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Adnan Menderes University, Faculty of Medicine, Aydın, Turkey
2 Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Reyap Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tftrd.2021.8616 Diabetes is one of the most common health problems worldwide. Diabetic foot wounds (DFWs) are hazardous complications of the disease. Patients are often referred to rehabilitation facilities at later stages of the diabetic complications, particularly after amputation surgery. There are potential benefits of rehabilitation practices in preventing and managing DFWs. Therefore, rehabilitation needs to be more involved in the management of DFWs and should be in all stages of diabetic care. In this review, we discuss literature data to bring rehabilitation perspective to the multidisciplinary management of DFWs. Keywords : Diabetic foot, exercise, foot ulceration, plantar pressure, rehabilitation