Diabetic Foot: A Clinical Study
Introduction: Diabetic foot complications remain major medical, social, economic problems that are seen in all types if diabetes
in every country; however, the reported frequencies of amputation and ulceration vary considerably as a consequence of
different diagnostic criteria used.
Aim: The aim of the study was to study the etiology, presentation, and the management of diabetic foot ulcers to study the
prognostic factors of diabetic foot in relation to plan of treatment and to increase the meager awareness of diabetic foot problems.
Materials and Methods: In this case study, 50 patients were studied. This study was conducted from September 2017 to
November 2019.The protocol for the study was approved both by the Department of General Surgery, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial
hospital, Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal.
Results: Findings were tabulated according to age and other clinical aspects.
Conclusion: Age, gender, duration of diabetes, mode of treatment of diabetes, and tobacco smoking did influence whether or
not a diabetic with a foot lesion will have major amputation, an unsatisfactory outcome of primary treatment, prolonged hospital
stay or will die Furthermore, the presence of foot infections alone, microangiopathy (nephropathy, retinopathy), foot ischemia
alone or neuropathy alone had no relationship to poor prognostic indices.
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