Diabetic foot comprises a spectrum of disorder from mild neuropathy changes like numbness , burning sensation , pricking sensation to total loss of sensation which predisposes to patient to develop ulcers over the sole of the foot. Vascular changes affecting the blood circulation of the limbs further complicates the issue leading to non healing ulcer.
In simple terms, we screen patients for earliest symptoms of neuropathy and vascular changes thereby preventing all the complications. For patients with non healing ulcers ,variety of options are available with us including nonsurgical procedures like VAC therapy (vaccuum assisted closure), Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy .The patients are continuously monitored and wounds dressed regularly and sufficient off loading techniques of foot are employed to help in early recovery.
RIGHT hospital has an excellent team of physicians, plastic surgeons and physiotherapists who can deal with the complications of diabetic foot in a better way by avoiding surgery as much as possible. Surgical options are considered as a last resort wherein latest and highly specialized surgeries like flap techniques at affordable costs , are done by experts in the field of plastic surgery and diabetic foot . It is a must that diabetic patients even though it might look like a minor injury, come as early as possible to the hospital to avoid a lot of complications.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is breathing 100% oxygen under increased atmospheric pressure. During this therapy there is improved perfusion to the wound site, increased oxygen delivery and hence the wound heals better. We have successfully treated many patients with non healing ulcers , major burns, diabetic ulcers, and those who have compromised blood supply to the limbs and they have been benefitted from this therapy without the need for any major surgery.