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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 42-46

Clinical profile and management outcome of diabetic foot ulcers in a tertiary care hospital in Haryana


1 Department of Plastic Surgery, Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women, Sonepat, Haryana, India
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women, Sonepat, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Vishal Mago
Bhagat Phool, Singh Government Medical College for Women, B-10 Medical Campus, Khanpur Kalan, Sonepat, Haryana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2250-9658.197434

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Background: Diabetic foot ulcers are predisposing factor in 85% of lower limb amputations. This study was done to evaluate risk factors for the development of diabetes and associated foot problems in the rural area of Khanpur Kalan and adjoining villages of Haryana to educate the rural population for the promotion of healthy foot care and footwear habits. Objective: The aim of this study was to determine major risk factors and management outcome of diabetic foot ulcers to prevent amputation. Methods: This study was conducted in the Department of Plastic Surgery, Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women, Khanpur Kalan, Sonepat, from December 2013 to November 2015 in 64 patients who reported in our outpatient department and emergency. Results: Sixty-four patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus were enrolled in the current study with different stages of diabetic foot presentations. They underwent different methods of surgical management: debridement, amputations, and skin grafting giving good and fast results. Eight patients underwent below-knee amputations, and six were subjected to forefoot amputation. Ten great toe amputations were performed. Two finger amputations were performed. Conclusion: Early diagnosis and management of diabetic foot ulcers can improve patient outcomes and reduce health-care costs.


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