Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcer using Silver Nitrate in Liquid Form – A Prospective Interventional Study

Materials and Method:

A prospective study was conducted at tertiary care institute. Here, a total of 100 patients having diabetic foot ulcer were studied and consent for various procedures were obtained from them. Data regarding granulation tissue formation, pus culture and sensitivity report, skin graft acceptance and hospital stay were analyzed in tabular manner.

Results:
  • Among 100 study subjects, 50 were taken as control group and 50 as study group.
  • The granulation tissue formation on 15th day was 95% in study group and 80% in control group.
  • Successful skin graft uptake was 96% in study group and 80% in control group.
  • Bacterial Culture Report on Day 14 was (p<0.05) was statistically significant in Study group.
  • Hospital stay in study group was 24.6 ± 3.2 days and 34.3 ± 7.4 days.
Conclusion:

Various modalities of dressing methods and materials are available, but in this study silver nitrate in the form of solution form is a better option as compared to others for diabetic foot ulcer.