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How are diabetic foot ulcers treated?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Multiple remedies

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.

In brief: Multiple remedies

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.
Dr. Khurram Khan
Dr. Khurram Khan
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Treatment includes

Off load the area, treat the infection if present, remove tissue that is not healthy.
.Repeat until healed.

In brief: Treatment includes

Off load the area, treat the infection if present, remove tissue that is not healthy.
.Repeat until healed.
Dr. Steven Frydman
Dr. Steven Frydman
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Rx Diabetic Ulcer

There are two main causes of diabetic foot ulcers: neuropathy and arterial.
These have different forms of treatment. Unfortunately, both can be involved in the same ulceration so attention by a trained health professional is vital. Contact your primary care physician, wound center, or podiatrist for further workup and attention.

In brief: Rx Diabetic Ulcer

There are two main causes of diabetic foot ulcers: neuropathy and arterial.
These have different forms of treatment. Unfortunately, both can be involved in the same ulceration so attention by a trained health professional is vital. Contact your primary care physician, wound center, or podiatrist for further workup and attention.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Special Care

Offloading of diabetic foot ulcers, good nutrition, glycemic control, regular wound debridement by your physician, and local wound care are essential factors in improving the potential for wound healing.

In brief: Special Care

Offloading of diabetic foot ulcers, good nutrition, glycemic control, regular wound debridement by your physician, and local wound care are essential factors in improving the potential for wound healing.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry

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
Dr. Libby Putnam
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