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How is a diabetic foot ulcer best treated?

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on site

This is dependent on many factors: locations, depth, involvement of deeper structures, underlying deformity, present medical status, actual cause (not all ulcers in diabetics are diabetic related) and compliance of the patient.

In brief: Depends on site

This is dependent on many factors: locations, depth, involvement of deeper structures, underlying deformity, present medical status, actual cause (not all ulcers in diabetics are diabetic related) and compliance of the patient.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care
2 doctors agree

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 using evidenced based medicine.

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 using evidenced based medicine.
Dr. Khurram Khan
Dr. Khurram Khan
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: With

A wound care team.

In brief: With

A wound care team.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Dr. Alan Ettinger
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In brief: 4

1. Keep weight off the foot.
2. Control diabetes. 3. Don't smoke. 4. See a podiatrist.

In brief: 4

1. Keep weight off the foot.
2. Control diabetes. 3. Don't smoke. 4. See a podiatrist.
Dr. Darrell Latva
Dr. Darrell Latva
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care

In brief: Dfu

Cannot answer directly as these need to be seen.
A well-trained clinician will take a history, evaluate, consider the factors of the diabetic control, the depth and status of the wound (Wagner Stage), infectious considerations, vascular status (clinical and testing), and then push for redistribution of pressure, ideally with a total contact cast.

In brief: Dfu

Cannot answer directly as these need to be seen.
A well-trained clinician will take a history, evaluate, consider the factors of the diabetic control, the depth and status of the wound (Wagner Stage), infectious considerations, vascular status (clinical and testing), and then push for redistribution of pressure, ideally with a total contact cast.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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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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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 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 for wound healing.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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