Comparing wound classification systems: impact on diabetic heel ulceration

Alison Rodgers, Eleanor Scott, Lynn Welsh

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Ulcer classification systems can provide a framework for healthcare staff to predict potential risk and prompt the right care at the right time.

To explore if consensus is achieved when two wound classification systems are applied to grade a foot lesion by two different specialist clinician groups, nurses and podiatrists.

A typical ulcer was compared using the European Pressure Advisory Panel and University of Texas tools.

Both systems achieved consensus on ulcer depth, but the Texas system also indicates perfusion or infection. This supports a more informed rationale for treatment.
Original languageEnglish
JournalWounds UK
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • assessment
  • SKIN bundle
  • ulceration
  • wound classification


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