Lower Limb Amputation in Patients with Diabetic Foot Ulcer: A 22 year review

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Group: 2006
Subgroup: Volume 8, Issue 3
Date: January 2006
Type: Original Article
Start Page: 21
End Page: 24

Authors:

  • B Larijani
  • Endocrinology & Metabolism Research centre, 5th Floor, Shariati Hospital, North Kargar St., Tehran 14114, Tehran, Iran
  • M Afshari
  • Endocrinology & Metabolism Research centre, 5th Floor, Shariati Hospital, North Kargar St., Tehran 14114, Tehran, Iran
  • F Darvishzadeh
  • Endocrinology & Metabolism Research centre, 5th Floor, Shariati Hospital, North Kargar St., Tehran 14114, Tehran, Iran
  • MH Bastanhagh
  • Endocrinology & Metabolism Research centre, 5th Floor, Shariati Hospital, North Kargar St., Tehran 14114, Tehran, Iran
  • M Pajouhi
  • Endocrinology & Metabolism Research centre, 5th Floor, Shariati Hospital, North Kargar St., Tehran 14114, Tehran, Iran
  • R Baradar Jallili
  • Endocrinology & Metabolism Research centre, 5th Floor, Shariati Hospital, North Kargar St., Tehran 14114, Tehran, Iran
  • M Moadi
  • Bsc, Endocrinology & Metabolism Research centre, 5th Floor, Shariati Hospital, North Kargar St., Tehran 14114, Tehran

      Correspondence:

      Affiliation: Endocrinology & Metabolism Research centre, 5th Floor, Shariati Hospital, North Kargar St.
      City, Province: Tehran 14114, Tehran
      Country: Iran
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      Fax: 00982188029399
      E-mail: emrc@sina.tums.ac.ir

Abstract:


Background: Diabetes mellitus is a common disease with multiple depilating complications. One of them is amputation following diabetic foot ulcer. The aim of this study is calculation of prevalence of diabetic foot amputations.

Design and methods: This study was retrospective descriptive study over 281 diabetic patients that were referred to hospital due to diabetic foot ulcer between 1979 and 2001.

Results: During the 22 year period, covered by this study, amputation rate in our patients was 30.6% that is higher than global amputation rate due to diabetic foot ulcer.

Conclusion:  Systematic approach for caring is performed by a team including vascular surgeon, plastic surgeon, nephrologist, orthopaedic surgeon, podiatrist, internist, endocrinologist, trained nurse, physiotherapist, and infectious diseases specialist.

Keywords: Amputation, Diabetic foot ulcer, Diabetes mellitus

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