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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:
It has been estimated that one in five of all diabetic patient admissions to the hospital are for limb lesions. A significant number of such patients will require long-term hospital treatment and amputations.
In diabetes, effective treatment of ulceration is seen as key to the reduction in the number of amputations.
100 casesof all grades of diabetic ulcer admitted in Department of General Surgery of MVJMC & RH in surgical wards.
Cases will be allocated randomly into test group and control group.
RESULTS & CONCLUSIONS:
This comparative study shows a significant reduction in the Duration of Healing and Healing Rates in the patients undergoing Split Thickness Skin Grating. Duration of Healing was 50% lesser in the Test Case Group undergoing Split Thickness Skin Grafting as compared to the Control Group Undergoing Traditional Dressings.
Keywords: Diabetic Foot Ulcers; Split Thickness Skin Grafting; Wagner Grade of Diabetic Foot