“Simple surgery can amputation in patients with diabetes prevention

“Simple surgery can amputation in patients with diabetes prevention

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With a fairly simple surgery can amputations in diabetic patients in the future may be prevented.

Expect professor Henk Coert, head of department of Plastic Surgery, UMC Utrecht, the netherlands. By a trapped nerve in the ankle of diabetic patients, is the emergence of such wounds on toes, and subsequent amputations of feet and lower legs probably prevented.

Together with the American plastic surgeon Lee Dellon of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Coert on the trail of this opportunity to come.

Expected to have 7 percent of the world’s population in 2035 diabetes, according to the UMC. In the Netherlands runs that number in the next twenty years to one and a half million. Almost half of them, according to a spokesman suffer from trapped nerves in both hands as in the feet, making ulcers, wounds and infections in the foot can arise and sometimes amputation is necessary.

Coert will after the summer start with a great research to diabetics who have a trapped nerve is released.

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