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Use of Polymethyl Methacrylate as prosthetic replacement of destroyed foot bones – clinical audit
Use of Polymethyl Methacrylate as prosthetic replacement of destroyed foot bones – clinical audit

Charcot Neuroarthropathy (CN) and osteomyelitis can result in severe destruction of the foot and ankle bones, especially in diabetic patients. Amputation and excision of the involved bones results in altered biomechanics, new pressure points, callus ulcers, and portals for limb and life threatening infections in these immunocompromised diabetic patients.

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Enhancing primary healing post ray amputation in a diabetic patient: efficacy of natural honey
Enhancing primary healing post ray amputation in a diabetic patient: efficacy of natural honey

Ray amputation is a common surgical procedure performed on diabetic patients suffering from osteomyelitis-complicating diabetic foot ulcers. This report seeks to introduce a novel alternative to the range of existing wound dressing materials commonly used to manage post ray amputation wounds. Post-amputation, and after flushing the wound with normal saline and using a scalpel to perform proper sharp debridement, natural honey was applied.

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Preventing diabetic foot amputations: podiatry, protocols and perfusion
Preventing diabetic foot amputations: podiatry, protocols and perfusion

Diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) are becoming a major problem around the world as the incidence of Type 2 diabetes grows. Since DFUs are a major risk factor for subsequent amputations, it is imperative that these lesions are treated appropriately and aggressively to arrest the causal pathway leading to amputation. DFU treatment and prevention protocols have been established in many centers as a method for improving care based upon established guidelines.

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