Heel Ulcer Management Quick Guide

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Heel Ulcer Management Quick Guide

1 January 2014

Heel ulcers can jeopardise limb viability and lead to a reduction in or loss of function, with up to 42% of patients with a heel ulcer requiring amputation. Assessing, recognising and diagnosing heel ulcers are crucial to acting quickly to offload the foot, optimise skin/wound moisture levels, and protect the heel from pressure, shear and friction.

Clinicians can use this Quick Guide to understand why the heel is at risk, who is at risk, why heel ulcers are difficult to manage — and how to simplify management.
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