Transition to the Lower Leg

  • Dirk Hochlenert
  • Gerald Engels
  • Stephan Morbach
  • Stefanie Schliwa
  • Frances L. Game


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.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dirk Hochlenert
    • 1
  • Gerald Engels
    • 2
  • Stephan Morbach
    • 3
  • Stefanie Schliwa
    • 4
  • Frances L. Game
    • 5
  1. 1.Amb. Zentrum für DiabetologieEndoskopie & Wundheilung GemeinschaftspraxisKölnGermany
  2. 2.Department of Wound SurgerySt. Vinzenz Hospital and MVZ St. MarienKölnGermany
  3. 3.Department of Diabetes and AngiologyMarienkrankenhaus GmbHSoestGermany
  4. 4.Institute of Anatomy, Anatomy and Cell BiologyUniversity of BonnBonnGermany
  5. 5.Department of Diabetes and EndocrinologyDerby Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustDerbyUK

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