Orthopaedics and diabetes

Published online: Oct 27 2013

Harish KURUP, Manoj THOMAS

From Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, United Kingdom


With about 12% of orthopaedic patients being diabetic and a large proportion of them being obese as well, orthopaedic surgeons are commonly involved in managing diabetic patients in both outpatient and Inpatient setting. This review summarizes current concepts in diabetes management including specific orthopaedic issues and future directions of diabetes management.