Nursing Care on an Elderly Diabetic Foot Patient with an Abnormal Toenail: A Case Report
Li Ji and Jiaojiao Bai*
Outpatient of Multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot Clinic, Huadong Hospital, Shanghai, China
- *Corresponding Author:
- Bai J
Chief Superintendent Nurse
Professor, Deputy Director
Nursing Department of Hua Dong
Hospital Affiliated to Fu Dan University, China
Tel: 86 2165642222
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: January 25, 2016 Accepted date: February 15, 2016 Published date: February 19, 2016
Citation: Ji L, Bai J (2016) Nursing Care on an Elderly Diabetic Foot Patient with an Abnormal Toenail: A Case Report. Diabetes Case Rep 1:103. doi: 10.4172/2572-5629.1000103
Copyright: © 2016 Ji L, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Abnormal toenails can seriously impede the healing of wound. Even under the condition of good blood perfusion, if the local pressure cannot be released, the ulcer will be difficult to heal and easy to relapse. So it is very significant to deal with abnormal growth of toenails timely and correctly to avoid the occurrence and development of diabetic foot ulcers. In October 2014, the outpatient of diabetic foot in our hospital successfully treated a huge stubborn abnormal toenail through relieving the oppression on adjacent tissue and maintaining the integrity of skin.