Diabetes

Question
Posted by: Anne | 2009-04-30

Q.

Wound - diabetic

Septic wound above knee. Treated with antibiotics for 10 days. Dr suggests surgery to cut away dead tissue. Pls advise!!

Expert's Reply

A.

Diabetes expert

I would recommend that you discuss it with your doctor if you do not feel comfortable with the suggestion. Surgery may be part of the management of serious diabetic ulcers. It is impossible to comment on your specific situation as one would need to evaluate all your risk factors etc.

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