Surgical Management of Diabetic Foot: Clinical Study

Surgical Management of Diabetic Foot

  • Pallav Patel Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, GMERS Medical College, Vadnagar Gujarat.
  • Mrugesh Chudasama Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, GMERS Medical College, Vadnagar Gujarat.
Keywords: Complications, Diabetic foot, Surgery, Foot ulcers


Background: The term diabetic foot infection comprises many different entities that span a continuum of infectious processes. Aim of the present study was to analyze the risk factors leading to complication in diabetic foot infection and to study the outcome of treatment modalities of the diabetic foot. Subjects and Methods: A total of 100 cases were included in the study. The present study was undertaken with the aim to find out the clinical presentation, management, prevention, aetiology and surgical complications of the infection in the foot of diabetic patients. Results: The diabetic foot was found in the middle aged group persons usually in 4th and 5th decade. There were 50 males and 50 females of which 70% patients had symptoms of diabetic foot ulcer, 20% patients had diabetic foot cellulites, 10% of patients presented with gangrene diabetic foot. The surgical site infection was the most common complications accounting for total of 10 patients. Conclusion: Now the aim of surgical management of the diabetic foot is conservation. Diabetic foot is one of the most difficult infections to treat as it involves systemic diseases, lower resistance, ignorance in part of patients, and poor compliance of long term insulin therapy and fear of surgery in part of patients.