Diabetic Foot ulcer

Diabetic foot ulcers are open sores or wounds commonly found on the bottom of the foot in people with diabetes, affecting about 15% of these patients. Factors contributing to their development include neuropathy, poor circulation, foot deformities, and trauma. Symptoms often lack pain but may include drainage, redness, swelling, or odor from the ulcer. Immediate podiatric care is vital to reduce infection and amputation risks. Treatment focuses on infection prevention, off-loading (pressure relief), debridement (removing dead skin/tissue), applying appropriate dressings, and controlling blood glucose levels. Not all ulcers are infected, but if they are, a combination of antibiotics, wound care, and possibly hospitalization is required

We understand the complexities and challenges associated with diabetic foot and chronic wounds. Our dedicated team of plastic surgery specialists is committed to providing advanced and compassionate care to promote healing, prevent complications, and improve your quality of life.

What Are Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Chronic Wounds?

Diabetic foot ulcers are open sores or wounds typically located on the bottom of the foot, a common complication for many people with diabetes. Chronic wounds are those that fail to heal through the usual stages of healing and can become a persistent source of discomfort.

Risk Factors and Prevention

Key risk factors include uncontrolled blood sugar, nerve damage, poor circulation, and immune system issues. Prevention focuses on managing these risks through comprehensive diabetic care and regular foot examinations.

Personalized Treatment Plans

Each patient's journey begins with a thorough assessment by our skilled surgeons. We develop personalized treatment plans that may include infection control, debridement, specialized wound dressings, and advanced surgical interventions.

Advanced Surgical Options

ur clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art technology for wound treatment. Options include skin grafts, flap surgery, and innovative techniques to promote blood flow and healing.

What are chronic wounds?

Chronic wounds are wounds that do not heal in a timely manner, often due to underlying health conditions such as diabetes, poor circulation, or immune system disorders

How are chronic wounds treated?

Treatment for chronic wounds may include cleaning and dressing the wound, managing underlying health conditions, using topical medications or dressings to promote healing, and in some cases, surgical intervention.

What are the risk factors for developing chronic wounds?

Risk factors for chronic wounds include diabetes, poor circulation, advanced age, obesity, smoking, and a compromised immune system.

What is a diabetic foot ulcer?

A diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound that occurs in approximately 15 percent of patients with diabetes and is commonly located on the bottom of the foot

What are the common causes of diabetic foot ulcers?

Diabetic foot ulcers are often caused by a combination of factors, including neuropathy (nerve damage), poor circulation, high blood sugar levels, and pressure from shoes or improper foot care.