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What is the best way to change dressing diabetic foot ulcer after debridement? changing dressing should be clean or sterile?

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Dr. Vadim Glukh
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
As clean as possible: If the packages are sterile inside, they need to be opened without touching the contents that comes in contact with the wound.
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Follow your doc's: Instruction . The dressing should be adhered to according to your foot doctor or wound management specialist's instruction. Any suggestion from us would be really confusing . Diabetic foot ulcer is serious condition that requires thorough and diligent management . Follow your podiatrist's recommendation and instruction
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Sterile: Preferably sterile to minimize risk of infection.

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