The diabetic foot: how to assess the risk?

Patients with diabetic foot infections present a challenge beyond the expertise of a single field of medicine. Collaboration between multiple specialties is necessary, as well as rapid assessment of the diabetic foot. In 2014, an interdisciplinary team of vascular and podiatric surgeons put forth the new classification focusing on the Wound, Ischemia and Foot Infection (WIFI).  The WIFI classification system combines three separate assessments into a combined result allowing for directed care and treatment based upon a consensus-based classification system. It also provide both simplified and dynamic risk assessment.

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