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Pima Indian Diabetic Foot Risk Classification System of Mayfield et al for Predicting Lower Extremity Diabetic Amputation

Purpose:

To evaluate a Pima or Tohono O'odham Indian with diabetes mellitus for risk factors associated with lower limb amputation based on the score of Mayfield et al.

Specialty:

Dermatology
Endocrinology
General Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage, complications, disease progression

ICD-10:

E10, L97

Description:

Mayfield et al developed a risk score for predicting lower extremity amputation secondary to diabetes mellitus in Pima Indians. This can help identify patients who may benefit from more aggressive management and closer monitoring. The authors are from Indiana University, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, and the Cleveland Clinic.

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