Volume : VII, Issue : XII, December - 2017

AN ANALYSIS OF FOOT TROPHIC ULCERS AND THE OUTCOMES OF MANAGEMENT

Dr S K S Sutha S Sellamoni, Dr Angeline Selvaraj

Abstract :

Trophic ulcers are not uncommon problems, caused by external pressure to a part of the body due to vascular insufficiency loss of afferent nerve fies, neural tube defects e.g. meningomyelocele and other diseases. Patients with neural tube defects presents with spectrum of functional and sensory deficit which impair the mobility, stress to the tissue duration / length of Stress, muscle power infection, moisture and nutrition of the patient. Once ulcer developed management is challenging. Needs collaboration of team work, awareness of ulcer risk, and preventive measures such as foot position / gait, offloading of pressure points: Pathogenesis in diabetic foot , sensory neuropathy autonomic neuropathy / dysfunction, microangiopathy, infection and osteomyelitis. A retrospective study over a period of 3 years, of the patients presenting with trophic ulcers on the feet to our department, were studied. The etiology, site of the ulcer, depth of the ulcer, treatment modalities and the outcomes were analysed. Different methods of reconstruction were used, and patients were benefitted in the long term, only when they adhered to using the specialized footwear provided. 

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Dr S K S Sutha S Sellamoni, Dr Angeline Selvaraj, AN ANALYSIS OF FOOT TROPHIC ULCERS AND THE OUTCOMES OF MANAGEMENT, INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume-7 | Issue-12 | December-2017


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