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The selection of doctors and clinics is carried out on the basis of annual qualification reports. The main selection criterion is the number of operations or procedures performed. It takes into account experience, reputation in the medical society, the availability of quality certificates and high specialization in a certain field.

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Foot phlegmon treatment with necrectomy and skin transplantation; vacuum dressing treatment
 from  20413
General therapeutic rehabilitation
 from  565.57

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Vascular Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Foot phlegmon treatment with necrectomy and skin transplantation; vacuum dressing treatment
36930

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Foot phlegmon treatment with necrectomy and skin transplantation; vacuum dressing treatment
49742

Samsung Medical Center Seoul

9.8/10
location_onSouth Korea, Seoul

Department of Adult and Pediatric General Surgery

The Samsung Medical Center was founded in 1994 and soon won the reputation of a medical facility of presidential standards, which it still preserves today. The hospital has 40 departments, 10 specialized centers and a huge Cancer Center with 655 beds. The medical facility is equipped with advanced equipment (for example, a 32-ch
Foot phlegmon treatment with necrectomy and skin transplantation; vacuum dressing treatment
28483

Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

9.8/10
location_onIsrael, Haifa

Department of Vascular Surgery and Transplantology

The Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa is the largest and the most progressive hospital in Northern Israel. The medical center was founded in 1938 and nowadays is proud of its long history, rich and successful experience in providing comprehensive medical services in all medical fields. The hospital serves more than 2 million local
Foot phlegmon treatment with necrectomy and skin transplantation; vacuum dressing treatment
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University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Foot phlegmon treatment with necrectomy and skin transplantation; vacuum dressing treatment
43550

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Foot phlegmon treatment with necrectomy and skin transplantation; vacuum dressing treatment
32743

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Foot phlegmon treatment with necrectomy and skin transplantation; vacuum dressing treatment
28740

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular and Endocrine Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Foot phlegmon treatment with necrectomy and skin transplantation; vacuum dressing treatment
33006

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Vascular Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the leading medical facilities in Bavaria and offers the highest level of medical care, which is characterized by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medi
Foot phlegmon treatment with necrectomy and skin transplantation; vacuum dressing treatment
34907

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Foot phlegmon treatment with necrectomy and skin transplantation; vacuum dressing treatment
32725

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
Foot phlegmon treatment with necrectomy and skin transplantation; vacuum dressing treatment
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University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of General, Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Foot phlegmon treatment with necrectomy and skin transplantation; vacuum dressing treatment
36884

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Foot phlegmon treatment with necrectomy and skin transplantation; vacuum dressing treatment
36925

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Vascular, Endovascular Surgery

According to the prestigious FOCUS magazine, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich ranks among the Germany's top medical institutions! Founded in 1834, the hospital combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdiscipli
Foot phlegmon treatment with necrectomy and skin transplantation; vacuum dressing treatment
36986

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Foot phlegmon treatment with necrectomy and skin transplantation; vacuum dressing treatment
32827

University Hospital Essen

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Essen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Vascular, Endovascular Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine the University Hospital Essen ranks among the top German hospitals! With 27 specialized departments and 24 institutes, the hospital in Germany is a maximum care medical facility. The hospital has 1,300 beds for inpatient treatment. A highly qualified medical team of more than 6,000 e
Foot phlegmon treatment with necrectomy and skin transplantation; vacuum dressing treatment
32698

About the disease

Foot phlegmon is a disease, characterized by acute inflammation in the leg. The inflammation is very often purulent meaning that it contains pus. Foot phlegmon tends to spread quickly to cellular spaces of the leg. Also, the purulent process can develop in the muscles and in some cases in tendons, that`s why it is so important to stop the inflammatory process on time and to prevent necrosis, death of tissue. Although foot phlegmon most commonly starts in the muscles or other subcutaneous areas, it can also start to develop from the thighs or buttocks. In extremely rare cases this inflammation may start in the abdomen and progress rapidly down to the legs. There are different factors, which can cause foot phlegmon. The most common one of them is previous infection, which spreads to soft tissue. Infections, which can spread to soft tissues, include staphylococcus and, more rarely, streptococcus. Certain microbes can also damage the soft tissue of the leg and begin the purulent process in case of trauma to the leg, when the skin became exposed to these microbes. Bacteria can enter the skin through the blood or through the mucous membranes, that`s why it is so important to sanitize any traumas with hydrogen peroxide or simply with alcohol to prevent development of any infection. Certain chemicals, such as kerosene or gasoline, which entered the skin as a result of mechanical trauma, can contribute to development of foot phlegmon in the longer run.

Symptoms

  • Acute pain in the leg
  • High fever (sometimes reaching 40 degrees C)
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Thirst
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Shine skin
  • Inability to work properly or move the affected part of the leg

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination a doctor will examine the leg of a patient for the signs of inflammation. If the process is purulent, there can be areas which ooze the pus. Also, many pus bubbles can be indicators of beginning of tissue necrosis. Then, this is a medical emergency and a person has to be hospitalized immediately. Also, extremely high fever is another indicator of foot phlegmon.
  • A blood test is used to determine which infection caused development of foot phlegmon and how much it spreaded to the leg. Previous traumas are also taken into account.

Treatment

  • Conservative treatment may be used in mild cases of foot phlegmon  and are aimed to fighting the infection by antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs.
  • Surgical treatment is used to drain the purulent area as much as possible and not to damage any nerves on the way. Prevention of further spreading of pus is essential. Also, foot phlegmon is washed and sanitized with antibiotic and antiseptic solutions.

Amputation is used in cases when necrosis of the tissue began and there is a big risk that the inflammation will spread to all other parts of the body. In order not to put the life of a patient into danger, the amputation may need to be performed. This measure is need only in advanced and severe cases, which have not been treated at once, that`s why it is so important to seek medical help at once after the symptoms of foot phlegmon appeared.




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