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About Diabetic foot ulcer

A diabetic foot ulcer is an open wound or sore that occurs as a result of poorly controlled diabetes. Diabetic foot ulcers are quite common. 1 in every 10 people with diabetes ends up having foot ulcers. Even mundane things like a new pair of shoes or minor injuries to the foot can lead to the development of foot ulcers.

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Overview

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Diabetic foot ulcer in different languages:
  • Diabetic foot ulcer in Hindi: डायबिटिक फुट अल्सर
  • Diabetic foot ulcer in Marathi: मधुमेही पायाचे व्रण
  • Diabetic foot ulcer in Telugu: డయాబెటిక్ ఫుట్ అల్సర్
  • Diabetic foot ulcer in Tamil: நீரிழிவு கால் புண்
  • Diabetic foot ulcer in Malayalam: പ്രമേഹ കാലിലെ അൾസർ
Diabetic foot ulcer stages:
  • Grade 0- Intact Skin
  • Grade 1- Superficial skin ulcer or Subcutaneous tissue
  • Grade 2- Extension of the ulcers into the tendon, bone, and capsule
  • Grade 3- Deep ulcer with osteomyelitis or abscess
  • Grade 4- Partial foot gangrene
  • Grade 5- Whole foot gangrene
ICD-10 code for diabetic foot ulcer:
  • ICD-10 for type 2 diabetes mellitus - E11
  • ICD-10 for diabetes mellitus - E08-E13
Foods to avoid with diabetic foot ulcers:
  • Cauliflower
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Carrots Broccoli
Complications of untreated diabetic foot ulcer:
  • Amputation
  • Charcot's foot
  • Nail disorders
  • Dry, cracked skin
  • Corns and calluses
  • Bone and joint deformity
  • Hammertoes and bunions
Why Pristyn Care for diabetic foot ulcer treatment?
  • Highly experienced vascular surgeons
  • Flexible payment options
  • Assistance in insurance claim
  • USFDA-approved treatments
  • Free-follow up consultation
  • Free transportation on the day of the surgery
Diabetic foot ulcer early signs:
  • Skin discoloration around the toenails
  • Minor cuts, blisters, calluses, or sores
  • Fluid or pus discharge
  • Swelling and redness
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Treatment

How is a diabetic foot ulcer diagnosed?

The diagnosis of a diabetic foot ulcer is done by a vascular specialist. Normally, the condition can be identified with a physical examination. The doctor will ask if you have other conditions like arterial disease or peripheral neuropathy (both conditions are common amongst diabetic patients).

The doctor will further inspect the foot, toes, toenails, and leg for more cuts, blisters, scratches, etc., which can also develop into ulcers. After gathering your medical history and physical exam, the surgeon will suggest the following tests to obtain more information about the condition and its plausible treatment. The tests include:

  • X-Ray to check the alignment and density of the bones.
  • MRI scan to create a 3-D image of the soft tissues and determine the extent of damage to the nerves and bones.’
    Blood test to look for signs of infections within the ulcer.
  • The results of these tests will help the surgeon to narrow down the treatment options and determine the right course of action to resolve the problem.

We make sure that every person who needs advanced diabetic foot ulcer treatment gets optimal care. We leverage modern technology and treat patients with compassion to understand and resolve their problems.

Under the care of our vascular doctors, you can get all kinds of treatment as suited to your particular case. The various treatment methods for diabetic foot ulcers involve the following:

  • Off-loading or Total Contact Casting (TCC)- It is a non-surgical treatment that relieves the pressure in the ulcerated area with the help of specially designed shoes, casts, foot braces, compression wraps, or shoe inserts.
  • Debridement– It is the removal of hyperkeratotic tissue, fibrin, biofilm, and even necrotic tissues from the ulcer to aid the healing process. Debridement allows fresh blood to reach the damaged vessels and promotes healing.
  • Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery- If the damage to the nerves and bone is extensive, the doctor may recommend reconstruction of the foot and ankle through a combination of procedures, such as arthroplasty, resection, tendon transfer, tendon lengthening, etc. This surgery helps to rebalance the foot and works through internal surgical offloading.
  • Vascular Reconstruction- In chronic cases, the doctor may have to perform a vascular reconstruction surgery for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. Synthetic grafts (blood vessels) are taken from the other parts of the body and they are used to recreate the blood vessels that were damaged due to the ulceration. Once the blood flow is restored, the nerves and wound can start to heal.

Diabetic foot ulcer treatment can be a complex procedure. Therefore, it is crucial that you find a reliable diabetic foot ulcer doctor and undergo surgery after learning everything about the treatment procedures. You can either get treatment from vascular doctors or also seek their help to get a second opinion for the treatment of the diabetic foot ulcer.

In Our Doctor's Word

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Dr Maunil Bhutta

MBBS, MS

8 Years Experience

"A Diabetic Foot Ulcer is extremely common and happens in at least 1 of every 10 diabetic patients. The reason is the slowed healing in diabetic patients. However, if the ulcer persists, I suggest you seek immediate medical help because delay in the treatment can lead to unwanted abscess, infections, foot deformities and may demand amputation in cases of gangrene. Therefore, if you are a diabetic patient and your wound refuses to heal/ appears ulcer, please do not wait until it severes or crosses your pain limit. This will serve no benefit and only complicate the treatment and risk amputation. "

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Your safety is taken care of by thermal screening, social distancing, sanitized clinics and hospital rooms, sterilized surgical equipment and mandatory PPE kits during surgery.

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A dedicated Care Coordinator assists you throughout the surgery journey from insurance paperwork, to free commute from home to hospital & back and admission-discharge process at the hospital.

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Our surgeons spend a lot of time with you to diagnose your condition. You are assisted in all pre-surgery medical diagnostics. We offer advanced laser and laparoscopic surgical treatment. Our procedures are USFDA approved.

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Post Surgery Care

We offer free follow-up consultations and instructions including dietary tips as well as exercises to every patient to ensure they have a smooth recovery to their daily routines.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is diabetic foot ulcer life-threatening?

Diabetic foot ulcers are quite serious and can easily turn fatal. They are the leading cause of amputation post-diabetes. They are incredibly common as well. According to researchers 1 in 4 people who have diabetes develop an ulcer eventually. If not properly managed in time, in addition to amputation, foot ulcers can cause infection all over the body, causing the patient to go into shock.

What is the difference between a phlebologist and a vascular surgeon?

A vascular surgeon is an expert in treating conditions related to the entire vascular system throughout the body. On the other hand, a phlebologist is a specialist for the treatment of venous disorders such as varicose veins, spider veins, DVT, and some types of wound care. At Pristyn Care, we have a team of the best phlebologists and vascular surgeons in Chandigarh.

What is the cost of diabetic foot ulcer treatment in Chandigarh?

A diabetic foot ulcer is a very serious condition that should be treated as soon as it is noticed. The treatment cost is very dynamic and depends on a variety of factors such as:

We provide very affordable treatment for diabetic foot ulcers without compromising the quality of the treatment. The average cost for diabetic foot ulcer treatment ranges from INR 35,000- INR 45,000 facilities. For more information, consult the best vascular surgeons immediately.

  • The extent of the condition
  • Patient’s health condition, along with other pre-existing conditions they have
    Technology used
  • Doctor’s experience
  • Hospitalization fees
  • Medications prescribed
  • Treatment needed
  • Insurance coverage, etc.
Does diabetic foot ulcer treatment come under insurance?

Since diabetic foot ulcers are serious medical conditions that can turn fatal, they are covered under most insurance policies. However, the extent of the claim and coverage depends on your particular insurance policy. If you have trouble understanding the terms of your policy, you can connect with our care coordinators who will help you understand your policy and file for your claim.

How to consult the best vascular surgeons in Chandigarh?

Pristyn Care has a dedicated team of the best vascular surgeons who can provide advanced and effective treatment for a variety of vascular disorders. To book an appointment, you can either call on the number mentioned at the top of the page or fill in your details in the book an appointment form on the website. Our care coordinators will immediately get in touch with you and book an appointment for you with the best vascular surgeon at your convenience.

Who are at risk of diabetic foot ulcer?

Although anyone with diabetes can get an ulcer, certain patients are more likely to develop them.

  • Older men develop diabetic ulcers more commonly.
  • Patients who regularly use insulin are also at a higher risk of developing diabetes-related neuropathies in their kidneys, eyes, and heart.
  • Obese and overweight people with uncontrolled diabetes can develop diabetic ulcers.
  • Diabetic people who regularly partake in alcohol and smoking can also develop diabetic foot ulcers.
Why is immediate treatment of diabetic foot ulcers necessary?

Diabetic foot ulcers should be immediately treated as prolonging the treatment can result in the condition becoming fatal. Delaying the treatment can lead to the ulcer becoming infected, ultimately leading to amputation of the limb. Getting treatment early helps improve the limb function and the patient’s quality of life. Early treatment is also much easier and more affordable.

What steps are followed in diabetic foot ulcer treatment?

The primary goal of treating diabetic foot ulcers is to improve healing and decrease the chance of the patient developing an infection. The treatment process is carried out as:

  • Prevent infection
  • Off-load the limb, i.e., take pressure off the affected area
  • Debridement, i.e., clean and disinfect the ulcerated region
  • Manage blood glucose and other pre-existing conditions to increase the pace of healing.
  • Keep the wound clean and dressed. Change the bandage daily.
How long does it take for a diabetic foot ulcer to heal?

The recovery for a diabetic foot ulcer depends on a lot of different factors, most prominently the severity of the condition and the patient’s innate ability to heal. In most cases, if properly managed, the wound will heal within three to six weeks. To increase the rate of healing, the patient should follow the doctor’s instructions, keep the foot supported and wear a brace if needed.

Foot ulceration is one of the most common complications of diabetes. It has been estimated to affect around 15% of diabetic patients during their lifetime. Out of 62 million patients who are diabetic in India, 25% develop diabetic foot ulcers. Out of these, 50% become infected, requiring hospitalization, and 20% usually need an amputation.

If you have been diagnosed with a diabetic foot ulcer and seeking treatment in Chandigarh, you can contact Pristyn Care and get help from our vascular specialists.

Get Advanced Treatment for Diabetic Foot Ulcer in Chandigarh At Pristyn Care

A diabetic foot ulcer is a serious complication of diabetes that cannot be managed through diet, exercise, and even insulin treatment. They most commonly form under your big toes or balls of the feet and can even affect your feet down to the bones. Though good foot care can prevent ulcers from forming, in some cases, patients often need surgical treatment to resolve this problem. Discussing the problem with the doctor is the best way to ensure that the ulcer doesn’t reach the chronic stage and is treated as soon as possible.

We provide advanced treatment for diabetic foot ulcers. We focus on simplifying the surgical experience of the patients and use the latest USFDA-approved techniques to treat diabetic foot ulcers and other vascular diseases as well. You can rely on us to provide you with optimal care regardless of the city you reside in.

Consult The Best Vascular Surgeons in Chandigarh To Explore Your Treatment Options

The right person to consult for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers is a vascular specialist or a podiatrist. We house a team of vascular specialists who are certified, well-trained, and highly experienced. Our doctors have been handling serious cases of diabetic foot ulcers for a very long time and they have ample knowledge and expertise in treating such problems.

The doctor will first diagnose your foot to determine the severity of the ulcer and narrow down the treatment options. If the ulcer is in the early stages, the doctor will recommend using antibiotics, off-loading, or hyperbaric oxygen therapy for initial treatment.

If the ulcer has advanced to grade 3 or above, the doctor may need to operate to clean the ulcer, remove the dead tissues, and restore the blood vessels to promote the healing of the wound. The doctor will make sure that you get comprehensive care without any compromise. Our non-medical staff also play a major role in the patient’s journey as they provide round-the-clock assistance from the beginning to the end.

Schedule Your Appointment Today & Visit the Nearest Pristyn Care Clinic for Consultation

Booking appointments with our vascular doctors is very simple. You can either call us on the number given at the top or fill out the appointment form. Our representatives will connect with you and confirm your consultation with the doctor at your convenience.

Get Free Consultation For Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment Throughout September At Pristyn Care in Chandigarh

Worried about the ulcer in your leg? Get in touch with us and consult with the best vascular surgeons without worrying about the cost. We are providing free consultation to people who are seeking treatment for diabetic foot ulcers. Don’t delay and discuss your problem with the experts.

Why choose Pristyn Care for diabetic foot ulcer procedure in Chandigarh?

We are associated with a few of the best healthcare institutions and renowned hospitals. Our hospitals facilitate modern infrastructure and advanced facilities that ensure a seamless patient experience. We provide daycare surgeries for diabetic foot ulcers, which means the patient can go home on the same day of surgery. Some of the benefits of choosing us are –

  • Highly experienced vascular surgeon- Our team of vascular surgeons is highly experienced and certified to perform advanced diabetic foot ulcer surgeries with a very high success rate. Our vascular surgeons guide each patient through the procedure of diabetic foot ulcers prior to the surgery to avoid several risks and complications involved during the surgery.
  • Insurance approval- We assist with the insurance approval for diabetic foot ulcers. However, the insurance approval depends on the type of your insurance policy and the terms and conditions set by the insurance provider.
  • Flexible payment options- We offer several payment options for the procedure. We offer a 30% discount on the diagnostic test. Pristyn Care accepts credit cards and cash payments for diabetic foot ulcers and offers treatment at zero cost EMI.
  • Free pick-up and drop facility- We provide free cab services for pick-up and drop-off to each patient within the city on the day of diabetic foot ulcer surgery.
  • Free follow-up consultation- Recovery is an essential part of the treatment. We provide free follow-up consultation along with proper diet plans to all patients who have undergone diabetic foot ulcers for a smooth recovery process.
  • COVID-19 safe environment – Pristyn Care ensures proper sanitization of all the OTs and clinics before each surgery to curb the spread of COVID. It is our top priority to maintain excellent hygiene and social distancing while providing a seamless patient experience.
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