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Patient preferences for surgery or non-surgery for the treatment of clavus and callus at Dr. Soetomo General Academic Hospital, Surabaya, Indonesia

  • Arisia Fadila ,
  • Iskandar Zulkarnain ,
  • Muhammad Yulianto Listiawan ,
  • Budi Utomo ,
  • Maylita Sari ,
  • Irmadita Citrashanty ,
  • Bagus Haryo Kusumoputro ,

Abstract

Background: Clavus and callus are common hyperkeratotic lesions that can be very painful and affect the quality of life. The clinicians are faced with various factors affecting the resolution of the lesion, and no treatment has been considered ideal. Surgical has been preferable to conservative treatment but is still more likely to increase patients' desirability due to great discomfort. This study aims to evaluate the factors contributing to the resolution of callus and clavus.

Methods: Retrospective analysis was done on 25 medical records of patients who met the inclusion criteria. Factors contributing to the lesion resolution were identified and analyzed using the SPSS version 17 program.

Result: Among 25 (33.7%) patients recruited for the study, 13 were (52%) male and 12 (48%) female. The most common types of lesions were clavus (20 [80%]). In both cases, the distribution of lesion locations was mostly found in the lower extremities (20 [80%]). Excision was performed in 21 cases (84%), and 20 patients (80%) achieved resolution. Treatment modalities were found to be a factor that had a significant relation to the resolution of the lesion after receiving treatment (p = 0.003; Spearman test).

Conclusion: Treatment of callus and clavus has shown satisfactory results in our center. Excision was found to be the most preferred method, with 80% resolution observed during 1 month. The treatment choice was found to be significantly related to the resolution of the lesion after receiving therapy.

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How to Cite

Fadila, A., Zulkarnain, I., Listiawan, M. Y., Utomo, B., Sari, M., Citrashanty, I., & Kusumoputro, B. H. (2022). Patient preferences for surgery or non-surgery for the treatment of clavus and callus at Dr. Soetomo General Academic Hospital, Surabaya, Indonesia. Bali Medical Journal, 11(1), 288–292. https://doi.org/10.15562/bmj.v11i1.3264

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