Looking at offloading in diabetic foot from a different angle- the triangle
Plantar ulcerations are quite common in foot of diabetic patient and majority of them are neuropathic. In view of these ulcers being located at weight bearing areas, it becomes essential to reduce pressure on wounds to facilitate optimal healing. In spite of knowing the benefits of offloading and also availability of various methods and devices, the practice of offloading has been suboptimal in many regions. This article aims to discuss some of the available offloading methods through a new teaching model, the triangle of offloading.
Keywords: Diabetes, foot, ulcer, triangle, offloading