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Table 1 Characteristics of all patients

From: The effect of flexor tenotomy on healing and prevention of neuropathic diabetic foot ulcers on the distal end of the toe

Patient characteristics (n=33)
Gender M: 17
F: 16
Age (years) Mean±SD 69 ± 12
(range) (41 – 93)
Diabetes type Type 1: 0
Type 2: 33
Neuropathy* Yes: 31
No: 1
Unknown: 1
PAD Yes: 0
No: 33
Foot characteristics (n=47)
Pre-operative Treatment Orthopedic shoe: 14
Cast shoe: 3
Orthosis: 5
Felt: 2
None: 23
Location Digit 1: 15
Digit 2: 16
Digit 3: 15
Digit 4: 1
Ulcer characteristics (n=38)
Ulcer duration (days) Mean±SD 96 ± 112
(range) (9 – 525)
Ulcer classification 1A: 14
1B: 6
  3B: 18
  1. Note: Values are n, or as indicated; SD = standard deviation; PAD = peripheral arterial disease, scored as no when foot arteries were palpable by the surgeon; *: neuropathy was unknown for 1 patient, 1 patient had no neuropathy and no ulcer (prophylactic flexor tenotomy); : no difference between left and right is made. : ulcer classification = University of Texas Wound Classification system; [10]; Cast shoe = MAnning-Baal-ALmelo cast shoe; [11].