How effective are debridement interventions on the healing of diabetic foot ulcers?
In general, the studies were small and of poor methodological quality, resulting in a high risk of bias. There was a diversity of debridement interventions, and no replicating studies. Other debridement methods, such as enzyme preparations or polysaccharide beads, have not been evaluated in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.
Foot ulceration is thought to affect 15% of people with diabetes at some time in their lives. Debridement is widely regarded as an effective intervention to speed up ulcer healing. The most effective method is unclear.