Carefully loss foot because of ignorance, awareness to people when getting sick or health problems.

03/03/2020 13:12

In the last days of 2019, Mr. Tr.V. N, 49 years old (Truc Ninh – Nam Dinh) felt his right foot painful and had difficulty in walking. Because of TET business was so  busy, and advised the people around, Mr.N decided to go buy some traditional medicine in home town to care. Soon thereafter his legs more and more painful swelling, necrotic spots appear with pus. On hearing that, his wife was working away hastily coming back home and taking him to Viet Duc hospital for check. Here the doctors have decided to manage immediately on emergency to treat gangrene in his foot although the prognosis is likely to retain the foot very difficult.


After many surgeries, with the team of orthopedic surgery and department of septic surgery and wound care, along with the intensive care of the nursing, gradually wound on the foot of Mr. N progressed better. However, it must undergo two long months through “New Year “ his foot was retained, but the function is still limited.

The foot was healed

Dr. Tran Tuan Anh, MA, doctor of department of septic surgery and wound care who directly treats and did the surgeries for patients shared:  due to the patient was so afraid to go to the hospital, he tried some traditional medicine without doctor advice to care himself. Very lucky he was retained his foot with the efforts by doctors at Viet Duc Hospital. Additional Mr. N was sharing: using traditional medicine without doctors’ advice is still common at his town so on his return home, he will certainly to meet and exchange experiences of his lesson to people in neighboring to avoid the unfortunate consequences that he has encountered.


Many years working in surgical infections field as the chief of the department of septic surgery and wound care, Associate Professor Nguyen Duc Chinh, MD, PhD said: we have met similar cases as Mr. N due to self-medication treatment caused serious complications of health. We hope that everyone should be aware information carefully, and go to the health facilities for check and treatment to avoid consequences ” loss money – loss health ” if they have any the health problems or ill. Ass.Prof. Nguyen Duc Chinh recommended.


Dr. Tran Tuan Anh.

Nguyen Duc Chinh

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