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Trophic ulcers-Practical management guidelines.

Abstract

The management of patients with trophic ulcers and their consequences is difficult not only because it is a recurrent and recalcitrant problem but also because the pathogenesis of the ulcer maybe different in each case. Methodically and systematically evaluating and ruling out concomitant pathologies helps to address each patient's specific needs and hence bring down devastating complications like amputation. With incidence of diabetes being high in our country, and leprosy being endemic too the consequences of neuropathy and angiopathy are faced by most wound care specialists. This article presents a review of current English literature available on this subject. The search words were entered in PubMed central and appropriate abstracts reviewed. Relevant full text articles were retrieved and perused. Cross references from these articles were also reviewed. Based on these articles and the authors' experiences algorithms for management have been presented to facilitate easier understanding. It is hoped that the information presented in this article will help in management of this recalcitrant problem.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Puri V
Venkateshwaran N
Khare N
Year of Publication
2012
Journal
Indian journal of plastic surgery : official publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
Volume
45
Issue
2
Number of Pages
340-51
Date Published
2012 May
Language
eng
ISSN Number
1998-376X
DOI
10.4103/0970-0358.101317
Alternate Journal
Indian J Plast Surg
Publication Language
eng

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