Is There A Way Other Than Amputation To Get Rid Of Dead Tissue In Diabetic Foot Sores?
hello, my father has diabetes. His toes have blackened due to an infection that causes the tissue to die, is there another way to cure it without amputation? Thank you in advance.
Thank you for the question.
Uncontrolled diabetes can indeed cause complications in the form of damage to blood vessels, nerves, and the immune system. These three conditions contribute to the emergence of infected wounds that cause tissue death, also called gangrene. This condition not only makes the skin black, but also feels cold, disturbed sensations (numbness, tingling, pain), and even often secrete an abnormal odor. The function of movement in the affected part of the body can also be disturbed by it.
This condition should be checked directly to a doctor or surgeon. First, the doctor will usually evaluate the condition of the affected foot, to ascertain whether the surrounding tissue is still possible or not. If possible, wound care, surgery, and administration of several types of drugs may be enough to overcome this condition. However, if it is true that the tissue in the foot has died, so it is no longer possible to maintain, then it is likely that amputation is indeed necessary. Indeed this action is very difficult to do, but this amputation is a very wise choice to prevent the risk of spreading infection to the blood or other organs that are more difficult to handle. With early amputation and other comprehensive treatment, the risk of widespread death of a wider network can be minimized. Of course, not having toes would be much better than not having feet at all right?
We, without checking your father's condition directly, are not authorized to determine the best treatment for his condition. The good, you consult this directly with the doctor who treats him .. Possibly, in addition to treating gangrene in his legs, the doctor will also coordinate with specialists in internal medicine to be able to control your father's condition more optimally.
I hope this helps.