TGF-ß1 Expression in Contractured Achilles Tendon among Diabetic Foot Patients: a Semi-Quantitative Study

SUMMARY Background. Increased plantar pressure when walking is among the pathogenesis of diabetic foot ulceration. Contractured Achilles tendon will biomechanically results in increased plantar pressure. In this study, we summarize the correlation between increased transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1) expression and the development of Achilles tendon contracture in diabetic foot patients. Methods. Thirty diabetic foot patients with indication for … Continued