Diabetic Foot: Are Existing Clinical Practice Guidelines Evidence-Informed?Senthil P Kumar1*, Prabha Adhikari2, Sydney C D’Souza2 and Vaishali Sisodia3
- *Corresponding Author:
- Senthil P Kumar
Dept of Physiotherapy
Kasturba Medical College (Manipal University)
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: December 11, 2012; Accepted Date: December 12, 2012; Published Date: January 02, 2013
Citation: Kumar SP, Adhikari P, D’Souza SC, Sisodia V (2013) Diabetic Foot: Are Existing Clinical Practice Guidelines Evidence-Informed? Clin Res Foot Ankle 1:e101. doi: 10.4172/2329-910X.1000e101
Copyright: © 2013 Kumar SP, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The objective of this editorial was to provide an overview of role of existing clinical practice guidelines on diabetic foot- its diagnosis and management from an evidence-informed perspective. Various organizations and focused research groups such as The Diabetes Committee of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot, American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics and Medicine, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Tucson Expert Consensus Conference and Infectious Disease Society of America had published a total of eight clinical practice guidelines. Whilst the existing guidelines were focused both on assessment and treatment, a multidisciplinary biopsychosocial perspective is however lacking in spite of the ensuing evidence-informed paradigm shift.