Publication Type : Journal Article
Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences
Publisher : The Journal of Diabetic Foot Complications
Source : The Journal of Diabetic Foot Complications, Volume 5, Issue 1, Number 2 (2013)
Campus : Kochi
School : School of Medicine
Department : General Surgery
Verified : Yes
Year : 2013
Abstract : Diabetic patients have a ten times higher risk of amputation when compared with non-diabetic persons. Furthermore, the prevalence of amputation varies between countries. This study aims to review the experience from a limb salvage centre on diabetic major amputations in India. Around 10.5% of patients underwent major amputations due to diabetic foot problems. Necrotizing fasciitis was the most common cause for above knee amputation. Postoperative mortality due to major amputation was 14.7%, being higher in patients with above knee amputations.
Cite this Research Publication : A. Kumar C. Jain, Varma, D. Ajit Kumar, Mangalanandan, D., and Kumar, D. Harish, “A DECADE OF EXPERIENCE IN MANAGING DIABETIC FOOT AT AMRITA, INDIA’S LARGEST DIABETIC LIMB SALVAGE CENTRE”, The Journal of Diabetic Foot Complications, vol. 5, no. 1, 2013.