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Best Doctors For Diabetic Foot Ulcers in Secunderabad

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    Dr. Sasidhara Rao A (3QrPgDsvyM)

    Dr. Sasidhara Rao A

    MBBS, MS - General Surgery
    13 Yrs.Exp.


    13 + Years


    General Surgeon

    Laparoscopic Surgeon


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    Dr. Prudhvinath (5cTMzI7Uxc)

    Dr. Prudhvinath

    MBBS, DNB - General Surgery
    12 Yrs.Exp.


    12 + Years


    General Surgeon

    Laparoscopic Surgeon


    Laser Specialist

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    Dr.  Deepak Kumar Maharana (3JG5D9NlZx)

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    MBBS, MS, MCh (Cardio-Vascular Thoracic Surgery)
    23 Yrs.Exp.


    23 + Years


    Vascular Specialist

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    Dr. Mohammed Imran (r9dCNTAxCd)

    Dr. Mohammed Imran

    MBBS, MD-Radiodiagnosis
    11 Yrs.Exp.


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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 end 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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    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
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      • 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
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    Steps Involved In Diabetic Foot Ulcers Treatment


    To diagnose the seriousness of the diabetic foot ulcer, your doctor may conduct a series of examinations. The doctor may want to know about your medical history and will conduct a physical examination to look for scratches, cuts and blisters. The doctor may feel your pulse to evaluate the blood flow to your feet. In addition to the physical exam, your doctor may also recommend X-rays to look for any misalignments in the feet due to decreased bone mass. MRI scans may also be conducted to get an idea about the extent of damage caused by the ulcer and if signs of any infection are seen, blood tests may be recommended.



    Debridement is a procedure to treat wounds in the skin. In this procedure, a sharp tool or a scalpel is used to remove the dead tissue or infected skin tissues from the ulcerated foot. After the procedure, the wound is covered with a sterile bandage and the bandage is replaced daily. Ointments can also be used to hasten the healing process.

    Infection Control

    Foot ulcers are prone to infections. For infection prevention and control, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics like cephalexin, amoxicillin, moxifloxacin or clindamycin. These work against bacteria like staphylococcus aureus, β-hemolytic streptococci, Enterobacteriaceae, etc which are likely to cause infections in the ulcers.

    Vascular Surgeries

    Since one of the major causes of diabetic foot ulcers is narrowing of arteries and poor blood circulation, surgery may be required to increase the flow of blood.

    Atherectomy is the surgical procedure used for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers caused due to peripheral artery disease. In this procedure, plaque consisting of fat, cholesterol and calcium is removed from the artery, thereby making the artery wider. Wider arteries have better blood circulation. The plaque is removed by shaving or vaporizing using small rotating blades at the end of a catheter or by using laser energy.

    The procedure is performed under the influence of general or regional anesthesia, depending upon your medical history. Sometimes, after atherectomy, balloon angioplasty may be performed. In Balloon Angioplasty, a stent is inserted into the blood vessel to keep it open.

    If you have advanced blockage in the artery, gangrene, or open sores in the foot, your doctor may perform leg bypass instead of balloon angioplasty. Leg bypass allows the creation of a new route so that the blood can travel around the blocked artery and proper blood flow to the foot can be maintained.

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    We offer 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.

    Frequently Asked Question

    How to consult the best vascular surgeons in Secunderabad?

    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 on 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 nearest vascular surgeon at your convenience.

    Which is the most effective treatment for a diabetic foot ulcer?

    The severity of the diabetic foot ulcer may vary from one patient to another. The doctor will diagnose the condition. After a thorough diagnosis, the doctor would determine and advise the best-suited diabetic foot ulcer treatment technique. However, there are the following treatments that are provided for a diabetic foot ulcer:
    -Infection Control
    -Vascular Surgeries
    -Reconstructive foot and ankle surgery

    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.

    Which diagnostic tests are required for diabetic foot ulcer treatment?/h3>

    Before diabetic foot ulcer treatment, proper diagnosis is necessary to find out the amount of degeneration of the foot tissues. Common diagnostic tests required for diabetic foot treatment are X-ray, physical examination, blood tests, MRI scan, etc.

    What are the risks associated with diabetic foot surgery?

    Common complications associated with vascualr surgery for diabetic foot ulcer treatment are infection, hemmorrhage, damage to the surrounding tissues, fever, areterial aneurysm, etc.

    Is tissue degeneration by diabetic foot ulcer reversible?

    If identified in time and treated appropriately in time, then most diabetic ulcers can be treated easily without any difficulty. However, the longer an ulcer is left untreated, the worse it gets, and it becomes harder to treat the ulcer completely.

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    Last Updated : June 4, 2024

    What are the different grades of diabetic foot ulcers?

    Diabetic foot ulcers are divided into different grades depending on its effect on the leg.

    • Grade 0- Intact Skin- The foot ulcers are not present and there are no signs of any kind of scrape or injury on the leg as well.
    • Grade 1- Superficial ulcer of skin- In this grade, an ulcer starts to appear over the subcutaneous tissues only.
    • Grade 2- Ulcers extension into tendon, bone, and capsule- The ulcer becomes deep and starts penetrating the surface of the muscles, ligaments, joint capsule, and deep fascia.
    • Grade 3- Deep ulcer with osteomyelitis or abscess- At this grade, the ulcer reaches down to the connective tissue layer and an abscess may also start to form that may reach to the tendon, muscle, joint, or bone.
    • Grade 4- Partial foot gangrene- At this grade, the tissues around the ulcer start to die slowly in a localized portion of the foot.
    • Grade 5- Whole foot gangrene- It is the most severe stage where a significant amount of tissues die and extensive gangrene is present around the ulcer.
    • In patients whose conditions reach Grade 5, the diabetic foot ulcer becomes so severe that amputation is required to prevent the infection from spreading to the other body parts. Therefore, it is important that you see a specialist as soon as possible to prevent the ulcer from advancing.

      How can I prevent diabetic foot ulcers from forming?

      • Take care of your health if you have diabetes and follow the doctor’s advice strictly to keep your blood sugar in check.
      • Wash your legs with warm water and always check the temperature as extremely hot water may burn the skin.
      • Check the leg and feet for sores, blisters, calluses, or any other kind of injuries.
      • Make sure that your feet don’t become too dry. Use moisturizer to avoid dry skin problems.
      • If there are calluses forming the feet, use a pumice stone or emery board to remove them right after a bath.
      • Wear stockings or socks that fit you well instead of walking barefoot.
      • Protect your feet from extreme cold and heat.
      • Ensure that the blood flow in the legs is maintained properly.
      • Keep your feet up while sitting for prolonged hours, move your ankles, wiggle the toes, and don’t sit cross-legged for long duration.
      • If you smoke or drink alcohol on a regular basis, stop right away as these habits will make the foot ulcer worse.
      • Visit a doctor regularly to keep diabetes in control and to get your feet checked.
      • If an ulcer has started to form, contact a vascular specialist right away for timely treatment. By seeking treatment on time, the surgeon may be able to resolve the problem without performing any surgical procedure. If the ulcer reaches the bone and tissues start to die, then surgery will be needed for effective treatment.

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