Transition to the Lower Leg
This chapter reviews practical aspects of lesions of the lower leg in people with diabetes. The high rate of comorbidities frequently leads to a more complex course of the disease compared to people without diabetes. Many patients with diabetic foot syndrome suffer from ulcers on the lower leg and ulcers on the feet at the same time. Therefore, in many countries the treatment of ulcers at the lower leg is also part of the typical workload of a diabetic foot outpatient clinic.