• 1 Centre for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, The National University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur 56000, Malaysia
Biomedicines, 2021 May 10;9(5).
PMID: 34068490 DOI: 10.3390/biomedicines9050527


Diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) are a predominant impediment among diabetic patients, increasing morbidity and wound care costs. There are various strategies including using biomaterials have been explored for the management of DFU. This paper will review the injectable hydrogel application as the most studied polymer-based hydrogel based on published journals and articles. The main key factors that will be discussed in chronic wounds focusing on diabetic ulcers include the socioeconomic burden of chronic wounds, biomaterials implicated by the government for DFU management, commercial hydrogel product, mechanism of injectable hydrogel, the current study of novel injectable hydrogel and the future perspectives of injectable hydrogel for the management of DFU.

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