Table 3—

Clinical characteristics of the ulcers at baseline

Total populationDorsal ulcersPlantar ulcers
Control group
n361620
 Area of ulcer (cm2)6.2 ± 7.588.3 ± 9.674.5 ± 4.86
 Depth of ulcer (mm)8.0 ± 5.469.9 ± 6.046.3 ± 4.35
 Duration of ulcer (months)4.0 (6.0)4.0 (10.0)3.5 (6.0)
 Localization of the ulcer (n)
  Forefoot241311
  Midfoot716
  Hindfoot211
  Not specified312
Treatment group
n432122
 Area of ulcer (cm2)5.3 ± 6.764.6 ± 5.745.9 ± 7.69
 Depth of ulcer (mm)6.1 ± 5.688.2 ± 6.574.0 ± 3.81
 Duration of ulcer (months)4.0 (10.0)4.0 (3.0)4.0 (10)
 Localization of the ulcer (n)
  Forefoot311813
  Midfoot734
  Hindfoot33
  Not specified22
  • Data are means ± SD or median (interquartile range).