oa Wound Healing Southern Africa - Diabetic foot ulcers - the importance of angiosomes in healing foot ulcers : diabetic foot care

Volume 1, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1998-8885
  • E-ISSN: 2076-8893



An angiosome is an anatomic unit of tissue (which has skin, subcutaneous tissue, fascia, muscle and bone), fed by a source artery. This article is a short discussion on the importance of angiosomes in healing of foot ulcers.

The treatment of ischaemia in the diabetic foot should be aimed at the restoration of maximum blood flow to the foot with the restoration of palpable foot pulses whenever possible. This pulsatile flow increases the chance of wound healing and diminishes future skin breakdown and ulcer formation.

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