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Table 1 Components of good standard wound care

From: The LeucoPatch® system in the management of hard-to-heal diabetic foot ulcers: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

• Formal assessment of ulcer and surrounding skin  
• Provision of any necessary off-loading  
• Debridement (i) sharp, (ii) other as appropriate (but excluding the use of larvae)  
• Appropriate dressing products  
• Appropriate antibiotic therapy  
• Nutrition and self care  
• Optimal glycaemic control  
• Revascularisation if deemed clinically necessary  
• Continued close observation