The use of NPWT in combination with silver dressing in diabetic foot syndrome – case report

  • Dominik Andrzej Walczak 1) Department of General Surgery, John Paul II Memorial Hospital, Belchatow, Poland 2) Department of Experimental Surgery, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9009-5039
  • Rajmund Jaguścik Department of General Surgery, John Paul II Memorial Hospital, Belchatow, Poland
  • Karolina Ptasińska Department of General Surgery, John Paul II Memorial Hospital, Belchatow, Poland
  • Leokadia Kozaczek Department of General Surgery, John Paul II Memorial Hospital, Belchatow, Poland
  • Piotr Wojciech Trzeciak

Abstract

Patients with diabetes mellitus are at increased risk of angiopathy, neuropathy and infection compared with healthy individuals and that may lead to foot disorders. Treatment is difficult challenging and if it is not successful it often run to lower limbs amputations.

We present case report of 63 years old man after amputation of big toe and part of metatarsus due to diabetic foot syndrome, successfully treated with negative pressure wound therapy in combination with silver dressing. The literature regarding this issue was also reviewed.

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Published
2014-12-08
How to Cite
Walczak, D., Jaguścik, R., Ptasińska, K., Kozaczek, L., & Trzeciak, P. (2014). The use of NPWT in combination with silver dressing in diabetic foot syndrome – case report. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Journal, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.18487/npwtj.v1i1.5
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Case Reports