Given the variety of modalities one may utilize to treat diabetic foot ulcers in high-risk patients, we have compiled a brief list of relevant meta-analyses, expert consensus recommendations and other pertinent reviews looking at treatments ranging from debridement and negative pressure wound therapy to hyperbaric oxygen therapy, split-thickness skin grafts and advanced therapies.
Diagnosis and Management of Diabetic Foot Infections.
American Diabetes Association, Arlington, Va. 2020.
A systematic review and meta-analysis of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for diabetic foot ulcers with arterial insufficiency.
J Vasc Surg. 2020;71(2):682-692.e1.
A meta-analysis of the outcomes of split-thickness skin graft on diabetic leg and foot ulcers.
Int J Low Extrem Wounds. 2019;18(1):23-30.
Updating the diabetic foot treatment algorithm: recommendations on treatment using advanced medicine and therapies.
Evaluation of negative-pressure wound therapy for patients with diabetic foot ulcers: systematic review and meta-analysis.
Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2017;13:533-544.
A systematic review and meta-analysis of debridement methods for chronic diabetic foot ulcers.
J Vasc Surg. 2016;63(2 Suppl):37S-45S.e1-2.