AN INTEGRATED APPROACH ON DIABETIC FOOT ULCER MANAGEMENT- A CASE STUDY
Krishna Prasad Gyawali*, Prasanna Narasimha Rao, Gopikrishna B. J. and Mahesh Kumar ES.
Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is the most common complication of Diabetes Mellitus requiring hospitalization. The reasons for the increased incidence foot ulcers in DM involve the interaction of several pathogenic factors: neuropathy, abnormal foot biomechanics, peripheral arterial diseases, and poor wound healing. DFU is a one of the serious challenge to physicians, general surgeons and podiatricians too contributing economic burden to the patients and the country. It is correlated with Dusta Vrana in Ayurveda medicine. In this study, a case of DFU presented with a complaint of discharging sinus superficially on medial aspect of 1stmetatarsophalangeal joint of left foot which was horizontally extending up to the base of 4th phalanx. The wound was explored, debrided and subsequently managed with integrated modalities (Ayurveda and Allopathy) of treatment.
Keywords: Ayurveda, Dusta vrana, Diabetic foot ulcer, Sinus.
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