Diabetic ulcers

a) Macroangiopathy: large vessel disease, similar to atherosclerotic ones, but with greater possibility to become infected..

b) Microangiopathy: small vessel disease, appear spontaneously or from mild trauma (callus, chafing, abrasion)

In both cases they are found in the digital areas and areas of chafing, and may vary in size , rounded out, with a red bottom and not very painful.

c) Neuropathic ulcers: they are located in the metatarsalphalangeal joints of the first and fifth fingers and in the plantar zone. Their size varies, they are not painful and may be deeply surrounded by hyperkeratosis


The treatment of leg ulcers has evolved considerably in recent years and it is presently at the disposal of a number of options. Independent of the type of ulcer, the therapeutic regimen may be divided into four phases: the fight against infection, maintenance of cleanliness, granulations and epidermization.