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Rescue from amputation
Imagine sitting in a hospital waiting room. You have come from afar with a complicated diabetic foot plantar ulcer to see another specialist, because an amputation has been determined for your foot. There seems to be little hope, but you really want your foot to be saved.
While Galo was waiting for his appointment in the Santo Domingo General Hospital, Carol, a sales representative from B. Braun was sitting next to him, and they started to chat. This coincidence turned out to be a stroke of luck, because Carol learned about the condition of his foot and the scheduled surgery.
Carol decided to actively play a role in the situation and spontaneously accompanied Galo to talk to the doctor. She then explained about advanced wound care and introduced him to the diabetic foot ulcer solutions B. Braun offers.
Would she convince the doctor to give treatment with Prontosan® and Askina® a try?
They immediately started treating Galo’s severly infected diabetic foot ulcer. Luckily enough, Carol could provide the advanced wound care products and together with the doctor they carried out the treatment.
was performed with Carol attending. Even though she was convinced of the effectiveness of B. Braun products, she felt a bit anxious. Her heart was pounding like a hummingbird when the procedure started.
The doctor was thrilled and amazed, Carol was happy and relieved... and Galo was simply with a huge smile in his face.
How could this be possible?
Such excellent results in such a short time.
You can find the case report containing pictures of Galo's diabetic foot ulcer here. Please note that these pictures are of sensitive nature.Go to the report
Galo’s case and the extraordinary results of his treatment with B. Braun’s advanced wound dressings led to the creation of a specialized Holistic Unit for Diabetic Foot Care in the Hospital General Santo Domingo in August 2017. This facility was the only one of its kind in the whole of Ecuador.
of at least one vascular surgeon, an endocrinologist, an internist, a nutritionist, a psychologist, an advanced wound care physician, and a qualified nursing team. Together, they decide on the appropriate ambulatory or inpatient care, including advanced wound care, according to the patient’s condition.
In addition, regional centers of primary care were involved and their staff trained to further promote early detection of feet at risk of ulceration.