India has the dubious distinction of being the world leader in the prevalence of diabetes mellitus. Amputation is a dreaded complication of diabetes. Every 30 seconds someone somewhere in the world is losing a limb because of diabetes and
85% of diabetic foot amputations are preventable with proper care & management
The center is manned by highly trained and motivated staff with meticulous attention to asepsis to prevent cross infections
With a desirous goal of creating an amputation free diabetic population, Nalam Hospital has a hi-tech Diabetes Foot Care Center which is equipped with:
Blood flow reduction is one of major reasons for diabetic ischemic ulcers as well as for delay in healing of wounds. So vascular doppler identifies patients at risk, so that the necessity for vascular procedures to help in wound healing can be decided
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is one another important precursor of diabetic foot ulcers. Patients who are affected with the peripheral neuropathy are immune to all sensations, which means they cannot feel hot/cold, touch, pain in their affected limbs leading to repeated trauma and thereby ulcers. Vibration sense is the first sense to be affected in diabetic neuropathy and the Biothesiometer helps in identifying the loss of this sensation and thereby identifies at risk foot at the earliest.
Autonomic neuropathy is an important precursor of rhythm abnormalities in heart, gastrointestinal symptoms like diarrhea, constipation as well as heel fissures and loss of sweat in foot. Ansiscope identifies the autonomic neuropathy at it's earliest phase and can help in prevention of these complications.
An instrument that helps in detecting abnormal pressure points in the foot beneath which ulcers can occur and thereby helps in designing pressure offloading footwear.
Touch sense is another sense crucial for prevention of diabetic foot ulcers. Monofilaments help in assessing the presence of touch sensation in different parts of the feet, so that the level of diabetic peripheral neuropathy can be assessed and necessary precautions can be initiated.
A modern equipment that provides safe and painless podiatric care for diabetic patients.