University of Texas Wound Classification System of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

University of Texas Wound Classification System of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Grade I-A: non-infected, non-ischemic superficial ulceration

Grade I-B: infected, non-ischemic superficial ulceration

Grade I-C: ischemic, non-infected superficial ulceration

Grade I-D: ischemic and infected superficial ulceration

 

Grade II-A: non-infected, non-ischemic ulcer that penetrates to capsule or bone

Grade II-B: infected, non-ischemic ulcer that penetrates to capsule or bone

Grade II-C: ischemic, non-infected ulcer that penetrates to capsule or bone

Grade II-D: ischemic and infected ulcer that penetrates to capsule or bone

 

Grade III-A: non-infected, non-ischemic ulcer that penetrates to bone or a deep abscess

Grade III-B: infected, non-ischemic ulcer that penetrates to bone or a deep abscess

Grade III-C: ischemic, non-infected ulcer that penetrates to bone or a deep abscess

Grade III-D: ischemic and infected ulcer that penetrates to bone or a deep abscess

Lavery LA, Armstrong DG, Vela SA, Quebedeaux TL, Fleischli JG. Practical criteria for screening patients at high risk for diabetic foot ulceration. Arch Intern Med. 1998 Jan 26;158(2):157-62.

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