Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery
An open access publication of Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
Users Online: 47  
Home | Subscribe | Feedback | Login 
  Navigate Here 
 »   Next article
 »   Previous article
 »   Table of Contents

 Resource Links
 »   Similar in PUBMED
 »  Search Pubmed for
 »  Search in Google Scholar for
 »Related articles
 »   Citation Manager
 »   Access Statistics
 »   Reader Comments
 »   Email Alert *
 »   Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed10628    
    Printed155    
    Emailed9    
    PDF Downloaded461    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 3    

Recommend this journal

 

 REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 340--351

Trophic ulcers-Practical management guidelines


1 Professor and Head, Department of Plastic Surgery, KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India
2 Ex. Senior resident, KEM Hospital and Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Jupiter Hospital, Thane, India
3 Assistant Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India

Correspondence Address:
Vinita Puri
Prof. and Head of the Department of Plastic Surgery, KEM hospital, Parel, Mumbai
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-0358.101317

Rights and Permissions

The management of patients with trophic ulcers and their consequences is difficult not only because it is a recurrent and recalcitrant problem but also because the pathogenesis of the ulcer maybe different in each case. Methodically and systematically evaluating and ruling out concomitant pathologies helps to address each patient's specific needs and hence bring down devastating complications like amputation. With incidence of diabetes being high in our country, and leprosy being endemic too the consequences of neuropathy and angiopathy are faced by most wound care specialists. This article presents a review of current English literature available on this subject. The search words were entered in PubMed central and appropriate abstracts reviewed. Relevant full text articles were retrieved and perused. Cross references from these articles were also reviewed. Based on these articles and the authors' experiences algorithms for management have been presented to facilitate easier understanding. It is hoped that the information presented in this article will help in management of this recalcitrant problem.






[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*


        
Print this article     Email this article

Site Map  |  Home  |  Contact Us  |  Feedback  |  Copyright and Disclaimer
Online since 11th March '04
Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow