Diabetic Foot Amputation
Amputation is a tough threat that is latent in patients with diabetes who have diabetic foot; currently the numbers in Mexico are alarming, as they do not only represent a problem for those who suffer from it, but also for the family, the government and the society.
In patients who suffer from diabetic foot, after one major amputation, 50% of the patients will have their other limb amputated within 2 years and relatively mortality after amputation of a limb is 50% within 5 years.
- 20% of diabetic patients develop chronic foot ulcer.
- IMSS performs 36 daily amputations nationwide.
- 25% of patients with ulcers will need an amputation.
- 11% of the total spending in health is assigned to patients with amputations.
- The estimated cost of a prosthesis is $110,000 Mexican pesos.
Now in Monterrey there is already a new medical alternative based on tissue regeneration with stem cells to not only mitigate the damage of diabetic foot, but to restrain amputations and thus the death of thousands of patients.