Good day Doctors

Can someone explain to me why all these diabetic foot ulcer classifications do not include Oedema in their staging system.

This topic is based on reading an article in the British Journal of Diabetes and Vascular Disease.  Im surprised that Wagner, University of Texas and other classification systems do not include this factor. I appreciate your feedback on this topic

Diabetic foot disease and oedema

Teik K Ho, Richard D Leigh and Janice Tsui
British Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease 2013 13: 45 


Dr. Shahwan

Melbourne, Australia

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  • Oedema of the lower extremities in diabetic foot syndrome can be caused by a forced position of the legs (with critical ischemia), deep vein thrombosis, inflammatory changes in infection, tissue reperfusion injury after restoration of blood circulation and so on ...
    In all likelihood, oedema as a standalone version of the sign does not determine the treatment of various forms of diabetic foot syndrome.