Tribune News Service
Amritsar, August 30
Sri Guru Ram Das University of Health Sciences in association with Indian Podiatry Association (IPA) conducted a continuous medical education (CME) session for physicians regarding diabetic foot care on Monday.
The online event was attended by over 2,000 persons from the country while many attended the conference physically on the campus. New treatment options to save diabetic patients from foot and leg amputation were discussed in detail during the session. The IPA also launched its Punjab chapter on this occasion.
Dr Daljit Singh, Vice-Chancellor, SGRD University, said chances of limp amputation in diabetic patients are high and newer technology and research is of great importance for the medical practitioners to treat patients.
Dr Manjit Singh Uppal, Director Principal, discussed the importance of orthopedic Surgery and its role in diabetic foot care. He applauded the organisers for their all-out efforts to make the event a grand success.
Dr Sudershan Kapoor said diabetic foot care includes screening of diabetic neuropathy, providing proper footwear for diabetic patients, treatment for nail problems, surgical management of complicated diabetic foot and prevention of unnecessary amputations because of diabetes. He said that an estimated 15 per cent of diabetic patients develop foot ulcers and many of them to face amputation.
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