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 […]

‘Every fifth diabetic who comes to me suffers from foot problem’

Foot care in diabetics is of paramount importance, because they don’t have sensations and experience severe numbness. And it goes unnoticed leading to infections, and untreated infections can lead to gangrene, which in turn may require amputation

‘Every fifth diabetic who comes to me suffers from foot problem’When 50-year-old Shekhar Adajania (name changed) went for his routine sugar check-up to his physician, he ended up having a long chat with the doctor about how he had recently started hurting his heels while walking. “What we must know is that anyone with diabetes needs to take care of their foot. More so because they don’t have sensations and […]

Pune doctors save 16-year-old with popliteal artery aneurysm

Though being operated successfully, a 16-year-old would not be able to play his favorite games in his life again. Amit (name changed), was suffering from a severe and rare case of aneurysm. A blood-filled balloon-like bulge in the wall of a blood vessel that went through his right leg had stopped the flow of blood to his leg. Doctors removed around one liter of blood clot from his leg. Though surgery helped him save his leg, but it could not save his love for sports

Pune doctors save 16-year-old with popliteal artery aneurysmOn Friday, a 16-year-old sports lover underwent a life-saving surgery in Pune. Though doctors successfully saved his life and leg, he would not be able to play his favorite games in his life again. Amit (name changed), was suffering from a severe and rare case of aneurysm. Doctors had removed around one liter of blood […]