Instant Offloading of a Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Shankhdhar LK, Shankhdhar K, Shankhdhar U, Shankhdhar S
2016 Clinical Research on Foot & Ankle  
Majority of non-traumatic lower limb amputations are related to diabetes. In most cases a plantar ulcer precedes which follows a callus formation. Callus formation accompanies neuropathy. Callus is known to known to increase local pressure and this is ulcerogenic. Most important aspect of management of a DFU is offloading which intends to reduce pressure of the body from the ulcer region. Many methods of offloading are available which are costly, time consuming and often need an expert
more » ... n to apply. We at LK Diabetes centre devised a method of offloading which is instant, most economical and needs no special training. It is called the "Samadhan System of Offloading". Aim Offloading is the most ignored aspect of diabetic foot care, especially in developing world. Besides non affordability of the suffering lot, poor health related infrastructure and ignorance of healthcare providers should be blamed more than the non-availability of offloading measures. While rendering care to patients with diabetic foot ulcers, we were on lookout for some affordable, effective and easy to operate method of offloading which we found in Samadhan System, an offloading device researched and developed in our own diabetes clinic, named the LK Diabetes Centre.
doi:10.4172/2329-910x.1000207 fatcat:6wdgaldktzbvlocwdrh3mdox7q