Why Do More Amputations Have To Be Performed On The Upper Part Of The Foot Due To Diabetes Sores?
my foster father 2 weeks ago just amputated his leg, precisely above the ankle. The amputation wound was still very painful, especially the bones. Automatic foot when made motion is very painful. now the sugar in check is all normal, but why said the doctor must be cut again to the top.mksd me why the doctor who dissected you lifted me did not cut it all the time Trma ksh
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An amputation is the loss of a part of the body, such as a finger, arm, or leg due to an injury or occurs in a planned manner through a surgical procedure. In diabetics who experience diabetic foot complications, amputation procedures are often needed through surgery. The aim is to prevent the spread of infection from the diabetic foot which can no longer be treated with drugs and has experienced tissue death.
Diabetic foot is a complication of diabetes in the form of ulcers to tissue death. This complication occurs due to damage to nerve vessels and blood vessels in that section. Damage occurs due to high blood sugar levels. Complications will be experienced by diabetics who are not controlled.
As for why amputations should be performed again on the above, most likely for the same reason. Namely to prevent the spread of infection in the diabetic foot that cannot be overcome with medication and wound care. So it is estimated that there are still parts that must be amputated. Regarding why not all the previous actions, you should ask this directly to the treating doctor. Of course he is the one who knows better.
For the future, you should take precautions to avoid injury to any part of the body. Generally, injuries to the foot caused by not using footwear when leaving the house, using narrow shoes and others. If there are injuries to any part of the body immediately consult the nearest doctor and then do wound care until healed completely. Ask the doctor visited how to properly care for the wound. If the wound does not heal, do not hesitate to consult with the surgeon in charge.
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