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What is a stage 3 diabetic foot ulcer?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
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In brief: Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Well, what you mean i suppose is a wagner stage 3 ulceration since using the term 'stage" to describe an ulcer is reserved for pressure ulcers.
A wagner staging is one of several, and probably the most common, ways of describing a certain stage of a diabetic foot ulcer. It means that there is an ulcer, tendon and or bone is exposed, and that there is evidence of either tendon or bone infection.

In brief: Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Well, what you mean i suppose is a wagner stage 3 ulceration since using the term 'stage" to describe an ulcer is reserved for pressure ulcers.
A wagner staging is one of several, and probably the most common, ways of describing a certain stage of a diabetic foot ulcer. It means that there is an ulcer, tendon and or bone is exposed, and that there is evidence of either tendon or bone infection.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. David Hardin
It is unfortunately a common misconception that any abnormal "hole" in the skin is a pressure ulcer
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In brief: Foot Ulcer Stages

There are different systems for classifying foot ulcerations.
The most commonly used one is called the Wagner Ulcer Classification System. In that system, a stage 3 ulceration is one that is described as a "Deep ulcer with abscess, osteomyelitis, or joint sepsis". In this classification system, it is basically identifying that the wound has an associated infection.

In brief: Foot Ulcer Stages

There are different systems for classifying foot ulcerations.
The most commonly used one is called the Wagner Ulcer Classification System. In that system, a stage 3 ulceration is one that is described as a "Deep ulcer with abscess, osteomyelitis, or joint sepsis". In this classification system, it is basically identifying that the wound has an associated infection.
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Bone involvement.

A diabetic foot wagner stage 3 ulcer is one that has bone exposure or involvement.

In brief: Bone involvement.

A diabetic foot wagner stage 3 ulcer is one that has bone exposure or involvement.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care

In brief: Deep

Wagner grade 3 usually refers to a deep wound which touches bone and the bone is infected.
This requires a well trained specialist to know when to implement the appropriate treatment during the course of wound healing for full resolution.

In brief: Deep

Wagner grade 3 usually refers to a deep wound which touches bone and the bone is infected.
This requires a well trained specialist to know when to implement the appropriate treatment during the course of wound healing for full resolution.
Dr. Khurram Khan
Dr. Khurram Khan
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In brief: Staging of ulcer

Staging has to do with depth of the ulcer.The deeper the ulcer..
The higher the number 1-4.

In brief: Staging of ulcer

Staging has to do with depth of the ulcer.The deeper the ulcer..
The higher the number 1-4.
Dr. Steven Frydman
Dr. Steven Frydman
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