Diabetics, don’t take your injuries lightly

Diabetes is the cause for nearly 80% of the traumatic amputation, with atherosclerosis or chronic arterial occlusive disease as the underlying pathology.  Most of the amputation are lower-extremity amputations, such as foot amputation

Diabetics, don’t take your injuries lightlyAmputation is the removal of a limb by trauma, medical illness, or surgery. As a surgical measure, it is used to control pain or a disease process in the affected limb, such as malignancy or gangrene. Diabetic neuropathy develops in 60 to 70% of people with diabetes. Risk of neuropathy and amputation increases with advanced […]

Mumbai docs save labourer’s leg from amputation, after 2 months of intense treatment

After multiple blood transfusions, dialysis, operation and two month of continuous medical treatments doctor saves patient leg

Mumbai docs save labourer’s leg from amputation, after 2 months of intense treatmentOn a Thursday morning on November 01, 2018 Ranjeet Shil, a 38-year-old labourer from Kolkata met with a major accident in his company as his right leg was crushed under a cement mixer truck. The patient was immediately rushed to the emergency department of the nearest local hospital by his colleagues. Ranjeet was diagnosed with […]

Iraqi boy becomes youngest patient to undergo extracorporeal radiation therapy

The boy was successfully treated for rare bone cancer (Ewing’s sarcoma). This is a rare type of cancer that most often occurs in and around the bones and is mostly seen amongst children and teenagers

Iraqi boy becomes youngest patient to undergo extracorporeal radiation therapyHussein Mohammed, an 8-year-old an Iraqi resident, was studying in class 3rd until he was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, in the Tibia (shin bone). Parents of the young boy sought treatment locally, he underwent chemotherapy, eventually, and he had to stop attending school. He responded well to the chemotherapy, but to treat Ewing’s sarcoma, the […]

Device designed at IIT Bombay to save over 100,000 diabetic foot amputations

A BETiC team at IIT Bombay has developed a semi-automatic non-invasive device for screening a diabetic foot condition. It detects the stiffness of the tissues on the sole of feet and categorises the condition of the foot in green, yellow and red risk zones. The clinicians can warn patients susceptible to diabetic foot ulceration in advance, potentially saving them from an amputation

Device designed at IIT Bombay to save over 100,000 diabetic foot amputationsDiabetes causes multiple complications because of the high level of glucose in the blood. One of them is diabetic neuropathy, which largely affects nerves in feet, which may result in ulceration on the feet. Non-healing ulcers can lead to amputation. So it is important to detect ulceration process before it starts and prevent it. A […]