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Table 5 Revascularisation decisions

From: Opinions about the most appropriate surgical management of diabetes-related foot infection: a cross-sectional survey

Revascularisation decision Total Vascular surgery Orthopaedic surgery
Severity of ischemia determined via:
• Toe pressures/ABI 1
• Palpation of foot/lower limb pulses
• Imaging modalities
• Wound healing & appearance
23/33 (69.7%) 18/18 (100.0%) 5/15 (33.3%)
Referral to vascular surgery 10/33 (30.3%) 0/18 (0%) 10/15 (66.7%)
  1. 1 ABI = Ankle brachial pressure index