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Background: Diabetes is fast gaining the status of a potential epidemic in India. The management of diabetic foot ulcers includes relieving the wound using suitable therapeutic footwear. Hence; we planned the present study to assess the outcome of collagen dressing in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.
Materials & methods: A total of 20 patients with presence of diabetic foot ulcers were enrolled. A Performa was made and complete details of all the patients were recorded. Clinical examination was carried out and all the findings were recorded in a master chart. Collagen dressing was done in all the patients and was changed at regular follow-up visits. Effect of collagen dressing was recorded.
Results: Mean wound area before dressing as 29.48 mm2, while mean wound area second weak after dressing was 15.69 mm2. Significant results were obtained while comparing the mean wound area before dressing and second week after dressing.
Conclusion: Diabetic foot ulcers treated with collagen dressing are efficacious in terms of reduction in wound area resulting in early wound healing.