Alginate hydrocolloid dressing for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcer. A case report

DOI 10.5281/zenodo.6636992

Aguilar Barragán C. Alginate hydrocolloid dressing for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcer. A case report. Am J Med Surg. June 2022; 8(2). 1-2.

Introduction: Foot ulcers are the most common complication in patients with diabetes mellitus, the lifetime incidence of foot ulcers has been estimated to be 15 to 25% [1], and one of the challenges is the correct dressing, having many different types to choose.

We present a 53-year-old male with history of diabetes mellitus 2 since 15 years ago with poor adherence to treatment, which was evaluated with a Texas III-D foot ulcer extended in the lateral border to the plant sized 10x8 cm in its maximum measures. We used Aquacel® Ag+ Extra which is an amorphous bordered hydrogel dressing and a fibrous dressing made from modified carboxymethyl cellulose with silver added. [2]

The objective in this paper is to show a complex diabetic foot ulcer and the following at 8 weeks using silver hydrocolloid alginate dressings and surgical debridement.

 

Keywords: Diabetic foot ulcers, alginate dressings.