Early intervention prevents limb loss in diabetic foot disease
Sivas Cumhuriyet University (SCU) Health Services Application and Research Hospital, Head of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Department. Neşe Kurt Özkaya emphasized that early intervention prevents limb loss in diabetic patients.
In his written statement, Özkaya emphasized the importance of early intervention in the treatment of wounds that may occur in the feet during this period.
Stating that the patients generally apply to the clinic after their feet are injured, Özkaya said, "Unfortunately, the treatment of the wounds is very difficult because of the tissue damage that we call neuropathy and angiopathy as a complication of diabetes. Because, after the wound is formed, the vessels are probably clogged or nerve damage has occurred in the feet. Unfortunately, in the following process, finger, foot or leg loss that we call amputation may occur. " used expressions.
Özkaya pointed out that, in order to reduce the risk of amputation, every patient diagnosed with diabetes should be followed up both biochemical examinations at regular intervals and the patient's foot should be examined, and said:
"Thus, during the foot examination, we find the chance to see the deformities, cracks and wounds that occur in their feet early, which these patients do not notice, and get the chance to intervene early. We try to prevent other complications that occur or to direct them to the necessary departments for follow-up and treatment if complications have developed. ”
Stating that the sense of feeling is reduced in diabetic patients because the nervous system is affected, Özkaya stated that most of the patients notice diabetic wounds in their feet due to this reason.
Karaman Haber - Source: AA