In Pakistan, TDC is the only institution with a specialized department and highly qualified and experienced doctors to provide ideal diabetic foot care. We aim to minimize the incidence of amputations caused by diabetic foot ulcers by managing foot ulcers with care and diligence. If diabetes isn't managed properly, it can lead to a condition called neuropathy, in which the diabetic's nervous system becomes insensitive to pain. So, minor injuries become complicated wound infections. As a result, ulcers are often left untreated until amputation becomes the only option.
The Diabetic patient were found to be 39% of amputees and 42% of operations (all levels), incidence of diabetes amputation was 5.7 per 100,000 per year. 15% of diabetic patients have diabetes 1st diagnosed when they are admitted for amputation (ref: PubMet. Diabet med journal). We are offering internationally recognized, state of the art, and gold standard techniques including; surgeries and offloading with the use of total contact casts to minimize amputations. Currently, a small percentage (less than 2%) of surgeons or physicians use the offloading technique of total contact cast.
We are performing reconstructive surgery for neuropathic feet as well as ulcer healing and healing of Charcot foot deformity with more than a 90% success rate using this procedure. We have established an internal footwear department where orthotics and shoemakers will provide preventive and custom-molded footwear for patients as required. Under this clinic, we are providing the following services and treatment:
Treatment that TDC can provide;
- A course of antibiotics and foot dressing
- Resting facilities as you need to avoid unnecessary standing or walking
- Specialized treatment and diagnosis services. If your feet are at moderate or high risk, you’ll be referred to a foot specialist podiatrist from whom you can get expert advice on your foot conditions and any preventive/protective measures.
- Personalized services – Diabetic foot patients with fringe arterial disease are the most intricate of diabetic patients with a high morbidity rate, yet they are benefitted from facilitated and coordinated care, accepting dynamic treatment of infection and active revascularization inside a multidisciplinary medium.
When to See Your Doctor?
If you experience any of these symptoms, don’t wait for your next appointment. See your regular doctor or foot doctor right away if you feel:
- Pain in your legs or cramping in your buttocks, thighs, or calves during physical activity
- Tingling, burning, or pain in your feet
- Loss of sense of touch or ability to feel heat or cold very well
- A change in the shape of your feet over time
- Loss of hair on your toes, feet, and lower legs
- Dry, cracked skin on your feet
- A change in the color and temperature of your feet
- Thickened, yellow toenails
- Fungus infections such as athlete's foot between your toes
- A blister, sore, ulcer, infected corn, or ingrown toe nail.