Total Contact Casting (TCC) in Diabetic Plantar Ulcers

Original Article

Abstract

Total contact casting is the choice of treatment in neuropathic diabetic ulcers. We took 50 cases of diabetic ulcers to study the effect of total contact casting in healing of Neuropathic diabetic foot ulcers.A total of 50 patients with plantar diabetic ulcers with Wagner’s grade 1 and 2 were included in the inclusion criteria and patients with peripheral vascular disease and wagners grade 3 and 4 were excluded. The study was conducted based on the ulcer healing time and followed up for 8 weeks. Our results found out that 87.3% of foot ulcers healed in our study group. The mean ulcer healing time was 3 weeks.

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Robotics and Surgery

Dr. R Dayananda Babu,
Prof of Surgery and HOD, Sree Gokulam Medical College

Invited Article

LINDBERG SURGERY

7th September 2001 was a landmark memorable day in the history of surgery. Michale Gagner performed the first transatlantic surgery – a robotic system was utilised to perform a cholecystectomy on a patient in Strasbourg while the surgeon was comfortably positioned in New York. However Rome was not made in a days work.

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The Citadel by A. J. Cronin: An Appreciation

Invited Article

Dr. B. Ekbal

The Citadel, by AJ Cronin published almost 70 years ago is about what it means to be a doctor. It was written at a time when medical practice involved hardly any laboratory tests, x-ray films, or specialists. The vivid characters, dramatic plot, and moral lessons presented in Cronin’s novel make it as timely and readable today as it must have been in the 1930s. The challenges Dr Andrew Manson, the protagonist of the novel faces and the ethical issues Cronin presents are essentially the same ones each of us in medicine faces today.

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