Overall Life Expectancy in patients with Diabetic Foot Syndrome is reduced by 10 years.
After any major leg amputation, 50% of such patients die within 2 years.
Various studies show that the risk of death after a foot ulcer is increased by 3-4 times as compared to non diabetic people.
So aggressive management of the foot ulcer is important for patient well being and longevity.
Loss of even a small part of the foot, changes the pressure distribution in the foot, leaving the person prone to future ulcerations and amputations with attendant complications.