This extensive set up for Diabetic Foot headed by Dr S Dilip Kumar; raises the slogan “Amputation is not an answer to Diabetic Foot”. A world class foot assessment lab with Biothesiometry, Vascular Doppler, Computerized Foot Scan are its specialities. A well equipped Podiatric Surgery operation theatre with podiatric chair, modern pedicure setup etc, is another feature.
Preventive podiatric care is delivered to high risk patients to prevent diabetic foot ulceration. All complicated diabetic foot cases are managed here with modern technology and gadgets. Major surgical procedures include vascular bypass, limb salvaging surgery and reconstruction of ankle and foot.
Round the clock treatment of this department is teamed by Podiatric Surgeon, Diabetologist, Physiatrist, Diabetic Foot Educator, Diabetic Foot Care Nurses and Orthotist. Custom made footwear is designed and manufactured under the guidance of a well experienced Orthotist.
A monthly programe in which 150 to 200 Diabetic patients attend on first Sunday of every month at Saraswathy Hospital ; they are provided with diabetic awareness, open forum discussion, group activites in addition to free consultation and foot check up. This highly motivated group of diabetic patients lead the fight against diabetes in the community.
A training program in Diabetic Foot and Preventive Podiatry since 2013. Aim is to impart training in Diabetic Foot and preventive podiatry to the primary care physicians of Govt.Hospitals and
Primary Health centres.
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