Diabetic Foot

Specialty of Vascular Surgery

The diabetic foot is a complication of vascular and nervous level that affects patients with chronic diabetic control irregular sugar levels. The effect on vascular level may lead to arterial closure with loss of blood supply to the feet, and even get to cause gangrene. Besides, a neurological level, involvement can be motor and / or sensitive. Feature is the feeling of wearing a tight or excessive cold or heat sock, and the loss of muscle mass at foot level. Both causes, vascular and neurological, are responsible for the appearance on the floor of the neuropathic diabetic foot ulcer, which often can be complicated by infection. In addition, the diabetic foot is often very delicate and vulnerable to scratches shoe, although in many patients the symptoms are painless.

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