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What is the the most recent treatement of diabetic foot ulcer?

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Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care
4 doctors agree

In brief: It's changing daily

It’s changing every day.
Wound care requires multi-discipline input for proper wound healing. There are multiple modalities and multiple strategies to get a wound closed but it takes a knowledgeable well trained specialist to know when to implement the appropriate treatment during the course of wound healing similar to a conductor leading an orchestra. Better question is whats proven to work.

In brief: It's changing daily

It’s changing every day.
Wound care requires multi-discipline input for proper wound healing. There are multiple modalities and multiple strategies to get a wound closed but it takes a knowledgeable well trained specialist to know when to implement the appropriate treatment during the course of wound healing similar to a conductor leading an orchestra. Better question is whats proven to work.
Dr. Khurram Khan
Dr. Khurram Khan
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

There are many treatments for dfu.
Treatment depends on the type of ulcer, location, depth, etc. There are new treatment coming out frequently.

In brief: Depends

There are many treatments for dfu.
Treatment depends on the type of ulcer, location, depth, etc. There are new treatment coming out frequently.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Wound care.

Diabetic ulcers will generally heal if you offload the area (decrease direct pressure with an insert, or a wheelchair), have your doctor trim the callus and dead tissue away on a regular basis, and if the ulcer is infected, you may need oral or IV antibiotics, depending on the severity of the infection.

In brief: Wound care.

Diabetic ulcers will generally heal if you offload the area (decrease direct pressure with an insert, or a wheelchair), have your doctor trim the callus and dead tissue away on a regular basis, and if the ulcer is infected, you may need oral or IV antibiotics, depending on the severity of the infection.
Dr. Libby Putnam
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Dr. Payam Rafat
I agree with Dr. Punam. Treatment options depend on the ulcer... Have it evaluated to get the appropriate treatment.
Dr. Bryan Mohr
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Reduce Pressure

See a podiatrist who will be able to evaluate and provide you with a device that takes pressure off the ulcer. If pressure remains on the ulcer, the skin willnot heal.
Other tips: control your blood sugar (when your level is high, the body cannot heal itself), drink plently of water, nutrition- make sure your body is getting what it needs to heal, find a podiatrist experienced in healing wounds.

In brief: Reduce Pressure

See a podiatrist who will be able to evaluate and provide you with a device that takes pressure off the ulcer. If pressure remains on the ulcer, the skin willnot heal.
Other tips: control your blood sugar (when your level is high, the body cannot heal itself), drink plently of water, nutrition- make sure your body is getting what it needs to heal, find a podiatrist experienced in healing wounds.
Dr. Bryan Mohr
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Team approach

Prevention or management of infections, adequate circulation, offloading, good nutrition, regular wound debridement by your physician, and local wound care are essential factors for healing of diabetic foot ulcers.
This often times requires a team approach. Have it evaluated and treated appropriately.

In brief: Team approach

Prevention or management of infections, adequate circulation, offloading, good nutrition, regular wound debridement by your physician, and local wound care are essential factors for healing of diabetic foot ulcers.
This often times requires a team approach. Have it evaluated and treated appropriately.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine

In brief: See below

Foot ulcers are initially treated with a number of antibiotic regimens.
If there is concern for adequate blood flow to that part of the leg & foot, vascular diagnostic studies may also be performed. The goal is to treat or prevent infection so it can be treated. Hyperbaric oxygen is also occasionally used to promote wound healing. Ultimately, diabetic control & good foot care/hygiene is necessary.

In brief: See below

Foot ulcers are initially treated with a number of antibiotic regimens.
If there is concern for adequate blood flow to that part of the leg & foot, vascular diagnostic studies may also be performed. The goal is to treat or prevent infection so it can be treated. Hyperbaric oxygen is also occasionally used to promote wound healing. Ultimately, diabetic control & good foot care/hygiene is necessary.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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