Helping you walk with care
People with diabetes can develop many complications, including several foot problems. Even ordinary complaints can rapidly worsen and lead to serious complications. If this happens to the feet, it may result in deformity, disability or even amputation.
It has been established that 15% of all diabetic patients will develop a serious foot problem at some time or the other which can threaten the limb or the life of the individual. The average hospital stay for a patient with a diabetic foot is one month, and roughly 50% may need hospitalisation for three months or more.
Lower limb amputations in diabetic patients account for 50% of all non traumatic amputations. The rate of lower limb amputations in patients with Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is 40 times higher than in people without Diabetes Mellitus. The incidence of amputation of the other foot within three years is also very high.
However, the good news is that with regular visits to the doctor and proper foot care, most of these problems can be prevented. For your any needs related to Diabetic foot, please contact Dr. Hardik Shah at Shreeji Orthopaedic and ENT Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.