Podiatry, vascular and orthopaedic departments in many hospitals in the world work closely to provide patients with lower extremity conditions with the best possible care. Dr. Cheng Shin Chuen, Consultant Surgeon at the Cheng SC Vein & Endovascular Clinic joined us at this week’s professional development session to facilitate a clinical cases discussion revolving around one of the fastest growing threats to public health in Singapore, diabetes.
Dr. Cheng’s experience with performing revascularisations and limb salvage procedures was valuable in providing our clinical staff with insights on how these procedures could be used in conjunction with podiatric methods to provide care for diabetic patients. By performing surgical lower limb revascularisations using stents, blood flow to the lower limb region could be increased. The improved circulation then allowed for the application of targeted non-invasive options such as shockwave treatment to promote positive outcomes and manage diabetic wound healing. Proper wound care is also critical to ensure positive outcomes for diabetic patients. This could be performed through debridement to remove necrotic tissue, casting to reduce pressure on the wound, or changing wound dressings as recommended by healthcare specialists.
Our team found the clinical discussion engaging and very informative. We would like to thank Dr Cheng for facilitating this week’s discussion and his contribution to making the clinical discussion a multidisciplinary success!
Dr. Cheng is a general surgeon specialising in Vascular and Endovascular procedures at Mount Elizabeth Hospitals and Parkway East Hospital.
Dr. Cheng Shin Chuen
Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon
MBBS (Hons) (UNSW), MMed (Surg)
FRCS Edin (Gen Surg)
More of his practice details are available at the following link: