Dr. Hossam El Mahdy - Diabetic foot treatment

Best Doctor for Diabetic Foot Treatment 2023

Dr. Hossam El-Mahdy, Professor of Vascular Surgery at Cairo University and the best doctor for treating diabetic foot and varicose veins in all ways by determining the best for the patient after careful examination and diagnosis to receive the best treatments and results.

Prof. Dr. Hossam El-Mahdy:
Professor of Vascular Surgery and Treatment of Diabetic Foot and Varicose Veins at El-Kasr Al-Ainy Cairo University, who has:
• Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England MRCS.
• Fellowship of the University of Kiel, Germany in FEIN Peripheral Catheterization.
• Fellowship of the University of Cologne, Germany, in BCAGF.
• The first specialized PhD. in vascular surgery in Egypt, MD vascular surgery.

Hospitals where he has worked and trained in:
• Training at the University of Kepl, Germany.
• Training at the University of Cologne, Germany.
• Training in several hospitals in England.
• Work as a consultant at King Abd El- Aziz University in Jeddah.

Diabetic Foot Causes:
- Nearly 15% of people with diabetes have diabetic foot, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).
- The feet of a person with diabetes are particularly susceptible to diabetic neuropathy, which can cause tingling and pain, and the patient may lose feeling in his feet, which leads to loss of feeling of wounds or any injury to the foot until the wounds become ulcerated due to the lack of proper blood flow and also due to uncontrolled blood glucose level.
- Diabetes also interferes with normal wound healing, as the skin of the foot is affected by low blood flow along with the restriction of white blood cells needed to start the wound healing process; This makes it difficult to cure foot infections. Sometimes, a bad infection never goes away; This leads to diabetic foot gangrene.

Risks of Diabetic Foot Ulcers:
- Gangrene and foot ulcers that do not improve with treatment can lead to amputation of a toe, foot, or part of the leg. The surgeon may amputate the organs to prevent the infection from spreading to the rest of the body. So good foot care is very important to prevent serious infections and gangrene.
- Diabetic foot can lead to changes in the shape of the foot, such as Charcot's foot, where the foot begins to become red, warm and swollen, later the bones of the foot or toes change and the shape of the foot becomes strange.

Symptoms of Diabetic Foot Ulcers:
Diabetic ulcers often form on the soles of the feet, where the skin is subjected to constant pressure. Under body weight, the skin deteriorates and eventually becomes an open ulcer. These ulcers often form under tissue and cannot be felt due to diabetic neuropathy. Signs of a foot ulcer include:
- Swelling, discoloration and a feeling of warmth around the wound.
- A foul-smelling discharge seeping out of the wound.
- Pain when touching the wound.
- The presence of thick skin surrounding the ulcer.
- Fever and shiver in advanced stages of foot ulcers.

Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment:
The steps for treating diabetic foot ulcers require working with the medical team to develop a plan for diabetes care and knowledge of how to manage the disease. The plan should include proper foot care. Proper wound care can help reduce the chances of surgery, infection, and deformity of the foot.

Unless diabetic foot ulcers are treated promptly, complications may occur including cellulitis, osteitis, and gangrene; So advanced foot ulcers often require careful removal of dead tissue and treatment for a foot ulcer, including:
- Keeping the ulcer dry and covered with appropriate wound dressings.
- Maintaining appropriate level of blood glucose in order to facilitate recovery.
- Cleaning the ulcer every day with appropriate topical ointments.
- Avoid excessive walking on the sore foot.
- Wearing loose-fitting shoes made of soft leather.

Diabetic ulcers usually have slow wound healing, but specific improvements should be noted within a week of starting treatment. Ulcers that don't heal or get worse should be reassessed by a doctor as soon as possible, to prevent possible complications.

The best treatment for diabetic foot and varicose veins can be received at the clinics of Dr. Hossam El-Mahdy, Professor of Vascular Surgery at El-Kasr Al-Ainy Medicine.