A Scottish woman had to amputate his left leg due to an infection after dancing all night with a pair of high heels. The story happened to Lorraine Burnett, 37, from Dunfermline, Scotland, in 2008. During Christmas dinner, Lorraine brought a 13 cm heels and dance with friends. After many hours engrossed in dancing, she discovered a wound left leg and felt very painful. A week later, Lorraine almost could not walk, she had to see a doctor. Examination results showed Lorraine serious infections and are at risk of losing his left leg. Lorraine type 2 diabetes, and this is the cause of this condition.The complications of diabetes, such as damage to the nervous system and poor blood circulation can cause long from wounds, along with the hygiene and wound care Improper will easily lead to infection.
Lorraine said: “The next day, my left leg has a pretty big bump. But then I just cleaned the wound and antibiotics in the hope the pills will prevent infection. “ Doctors at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, tried treated by excision of necrotic tissue in combination antibiotics but does not bring positive results. After nearly 2 years of treatment, in 11/2010, Lorraine undergoes surgery lasted 5 hours to remove the left leg.
She said: “At that time, everything was difficult, I had to leave and had to send her daughter Megan was 10 years old then go home because my parents could not care for it with one leg. My life is completely turned upside down because of a pair of high heels. ” Currently Lorraine should wear prosthetic legs, but she still had to endure the pain, sometimes infections, ulcers from his artificial leg. She also suffers from kidney disease and dialysis must proceed from complications of type 2 diabetes.