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What is Diabetic Foot Ulcer?

If a diabetic's leg of foot is injured or infected, a diabetic foot ulcer may form. It occurs when skin tissues near a wound degrade and expose deeper layers. Diet, exercise, or even insulin medication can't control these ulcers, which is bad.

Signs of the Diabetic Foot Ulcer :

Swelling and discoloration of the skin

Foul-smelling discharge

Pain and firmness in the wound

Callused or thickened skin

Partial or complete gangrene

Major causes of the Diabetic Foot Ulcer:

Poor blood circulation
High glucose levels
Nerve damage

Diagnostic procedures of the condition:

X-ray :.

This imaging approach evaluates the ulcer-causing foot bone destruction. In addition, X-rays help determine how much bone mass diabetes has been destroyed/infected.

MRI Scans :

MRI produces a 3-D view of the body's soft tissues. The doctor suggests this test to assess the ulcer's damage and check for foot inflammation.

Blood test:

When the ulcer exhibits symptoms of infection, it is advised. To diagnose the infection, a blood test is conducted.

The severity of the condition:

Treatment for Diabetic Foot Ulcer:

Cleaning or disinfecting the area is the first step in treating a diabetic foot ulcer. The doctor will first prescribe antibiotics to treat the infection and stop it from spreading to the bone if the ulcer is infected.

Risks and complications if left untreated:

  • Severe nerve and blood vessel damage
  • Abscess
  • Interruption of blood flow
  • Development of deformities
  • Charcot's foot.
  • Gangrene

FAQ Questions? Answered!

Deep or shallow foot ulcers can appear as a red crater or skin deformation. Infected wounds may include discharge, pus, or a foul odour. If you have foot nerve loss, you won't feel a stone, too-tight shoes, or a foot ulcer.
Due to the foot's unique soft tissue, an infection can move fast to muscle and bone. Infection and poor blood flow might worsen conditions. Reach out to the hospital for treatment for diabetic feet to avoid complications.
Diabetes raises the incidence of diabetic foot ulcers. Diabetic foot sores often require hospitalization. In addition, foot ulcers may take months to heal.
Foot ulcers can take up to three months to heal, so you'll require regular doctor visits. In addition, some incisions require special footwear.
A healthy diet provides vitamin C, zinc, and protein. Engage. Exercise increases insulin sensitivity. This helps blood sugar enter cells more effectively, aiding recovery and well-being.

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Our Department of General Surgery has treated over 30000+ patients with diabetic foot ulcer surgery over the last 48 years. Our highly experienced diabetic wound care specialists will ensure you receive the best diabetic foot ulcer treatment in Coimbatore.

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Our highly experienced diabetic wound specialists have immense experience in providing the diabetic foot ulcer surgery in Coimbatore.

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