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The Diabetes Debridement Study

Sydney Local Health District

  • Translational Research Grants Scheme
Date Funded:
  • 31 August, 2016
Chief Investigator/s:
  • Vanessa Nube
  • Professor Stephen Twigg

In Australia, Sharp Wound Debridement is performed routinely by podiatrists as an essential aspect in the management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers, most often within multidisciplinary High Risk Foot Services in the non-admitted setting.

There has been no systematic investigation regarding the method or frequency of this treatment. Suggestions that debridement frequency may be important have emerged, but to date there is no established interventional data about the optimal frequency of debridement from appropriately designed clinical trials.

The awarding of this Translation Research Grants Scheme funding enables the conduct of a randomised controlled study of weekly versus second weekly debridement of Diabetic Foot Ulcers – with direct potential for translation into clinical practice.

Collaborators: Bankstown Hospital, John Hunter Hospital, Royal Prince Alfred Diabetes Centre and Concord Hospital High Risk Foot Services, Agency for Clinical Innovation, Newcastle University (School of Medicine and Health)