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Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part E (2020)

Prospective study on risk factor for unilateral oedema of leg

Author(s): Dr. A Maheshwar and Dr. R Ramprasath
Abstract: Background and Objectives: Unilateral oedema leg is always due to local causes like DVT, TRAUMA, OESTEOARTRITIS, VENOUS THROMBOSIS, LYMPHATIC OBSTRUCTION, TRAUMA etc. This study conducted to assess the most salient risk factor for unilateral oedema of leg among general population. Methods: All patients attending the surgical Out Patient Department with unilateral oedema of leg admitted and evaluated to assess the risk factor for unilateral oedema of leg and treated accordingly and sample size of this study is 84 cases who presented with unilateral oedema of leg. Result: Among 84 cases presented with unilateral oedema of leg .54 cases (65%) are females, 30 cases are males. 47cases (57%) were presented with unilateral oedema of right leg.37 cases (43%) were presented with unilateral oedema of left leg. 62 cases (74%) cases were diagnosed to have diabetes mellitus along with unilateral oedema of leg. 13(16%) cases diagnosed to have DVT confirmed using Moses and homan’s sign clinically, D-dimer test and Doppler study. Five (6%) cases diagnosed with osteoarthritis of knee joint confirmed by x-ray knee joint. two (2%) cases diagnosed with trauma. two cases (2%) diagnosed with lymphatic obstruction caused by filariasis. Conclusions: The findings of this study showed that unilateral oedema is more common among females than males. Diabetes mellitus is the most common risk factor for unilateral oedema of leg
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How to cite this article:
Dr. A Maheshwar, Dr. R Ramprasath. Prospective study on risk factor for unilateral oedema of leg. Int J Surg Sci 2020;4(2):283-285. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/surgery.2020.v4.i2e.429
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