Management of Neuropathic Pain

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About the Case Presentation

Diabetic polyneuropathy is a common complication of diabetes mellitus, characterized by nerve damage throughout the body due to prolonged high blood sugar levels. Symptoms can vary widely, including numbness, tingling, burning pain, weakness, and loss of sensation, typically starting in the feet and gradually spreading to other areas. Diagnosis involves a thorough medical history, neurological examination, and nerve conduction studies. Management focuses on glycemic control through medications, lifestyle modifications, and pain management strategies such as analgesics, anticonvulsants, and antidepressants. Additionally, addressing risk factors such as smoking, hypertension, and dyslipidemia is crucial. Regular monitoring for complications such as foot ulcers and autonomic dysfunction is essential for preventing further nerve damage and improving quality of life.

About the Speaker

Dr. Usama Hassan Saleh

Dr. Usama Hassan Saleh

Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, Medcare Hospitals, Dubai

Dr. Usama Hassan Saleh is currently working as Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon at  Medcare Hospitals, Dubai. He  earned his medical degree in Egypt before pursuing a clinical fellowship in upper extremity surgery at the University of Toronto, Canada. Holding membership in The Royal College of Surgeons of England (MRCS UK), he furthered his expertise by completing a PhD thesis in knee surgery at Cairo University. Dr. Hassan specializes in sports injuries and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee, elbow, and wrist, with additional focus on joint replacement surgery of the knee, shoulder, and hip. With extensive training in trauma surgery, including advanced training at the University of Toronto Hospitals, he actively contributes to teaching trauma surgery to junior orthopedic surgeons in the region as an International AO Trauma Faculty.