Literature Review
Volume 7 Issue 12 - 2020
Clinical Spectrum and Various Surgical Options in Management of Lower Limb Ulcers
Hemangi Gandhi*, Sharadendu Bali , Sameer Pundeer , Srinivas Reddy , Nitesh Singh and Duvaraha Devi
Department of General Surgery, MMIMSR, MMU, Mullana, Ambala, India
*Corresponding Author: Hemangi Gandhi, Department of General Surgery, MMIMSR, MMU, Mullana, Ambala, India.
Received: October 01, 2020; Published: November 25, 2020




Abstract

Lower limb ulcer is a condition commonly seen to cause pain and social distress. It affects approximately 4% of the people above 65 years [1]. These wounds can be either acute or chronic depending on their duration since onset. Acute wounds heal within a predicted time frame. Wounds that do not heal in a timely and predicted period of three months are classified as chronic wounds. Diabetes, venous diseases, neuropathy, arterial diseases, and trauma are the common causes of ulcer formation [1]. Due to multiple causative factors of lower limb ulcers, it requires a multidisciplinary approach to assess the etiopathogenesis of the disease, and establish the diagnosis. The management of lower limb ulcers must include the history, clinical examination of the ulcer and the entire lower limb, relevant investigations, and treatment should be planned after identifying the cause of the ulcer. The treatment of ulcer includes debridement (local care), medical and surgical management based on the type of ulcer.

Keywords: Ulcer; Venous Diseases; Arterial Disease; Neuropathy; Diabetic Ulcers; Debridement; Surgical Management

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