What is gangrene?
Gangrene is the necrosis of tissues of a living organism. The problem is very serious and requires careful treatment. Let's take a closer look at what gangrene is, what it is and how to treat it.
Gangrene is a complex disease thatcharacterized by partial dying of the tissue. By consistency, the gangrene is divided into dry and moist. The first affects mainly limbs, develops long, the second can hit any organ and proceeds very quickly. However, there are other species (by other classifications).
Gangrene develops, as a rule, due to a violation of the blood supply of tissues (ischemic gangrene), infections, various physical and chemical effects, for example, frostbite.
For the treatment of ischemic gangrene,to restore blood circulation in the diseased limb, for which various special operations are carried out. During operations, limbs are often amputated, but only if there is no hope of restoring tissue. The main task of the surgeon is to amputate the minimal area, but not to the detriment of further healing.
At an infectious gangrene at once amputation is spent.
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