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Is there any type of medical management for a stage 2 diabetic foot ulcer?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
4 doctors agree

In brief: Diabetic foot ulcer

You need to see a specialist as soon as possible.
Some suggestions include wound specialists, podiatrists, primary care physicians, etc. An ulceration in a diabetic in the foot requires attention. I am puzzled by your description of a 'stage 2' as this is not the way to classify these types of ulcerations -- that descriptor is reserved for pressure ulcer classification.

In brief: Diabetic foot ulcer

You need to see a specialist as soon as possible.
Some suggestions include wound specialists, podiatrists, primary care physicians, etc. An ulceration in a diabetic in the foot requires attention. I am puzzled by your description of a 'stage 2' as this is not the way to classify these types of ulcerations -- that descriptor is reserved for pressure ulcer classification.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes but...

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: Yes but...

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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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

A team approach is best.
Have a podiatrist manage the foot wound. Off-loading is important. Debriding any necrotic tissue etc. Your internist or endocronologist needs to make sure to optimize blood glucose levels as well as other co-morbidities. Circulatory status must be assessed and if needed a vascular consultation.

In brief: Yes

A team approach is best.
Have a podiatrist manage the foot wound. Off-loading is important. Debriding any necrotic tissue etc. Your internist or endocronologist needs to make sure to optimize blood glucose levels as well as other co-morbidities. Circulatory status must be assessed and if needed a vascular consultation.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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In brief: Yes

You have to find a wound care doctor, usually a local Podiatrist.
Your wound has to be assessed and managed. There are a variety of protocols for wound healing that are successful. I highly urge you to not treat it yourself and seek out professional help.

In brief: Yes

You have to find a wound care doctor, usually a local Podiatrist.
Your wound has to be assessed and managed. There are a variety of protocols for wound healing that are successful. I highly urge you to not treat it yourself and seek out professional help.
Dr. Michael Genkin
Dr. Michael Genkin
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Team approach

Treatment includes infection control, offloading, optimizing circulation and nutrition, and wound care.
Optimal outcomes can be achieved when your primary physician work together with a podiatrist, neurologist, endocrinologist, vascular surgeon, orthopedist, nutritionist, infectious disease specialist, and pedorthist when indicated. Inappropriate treatment can lead to infection and amputation.

In brief: Team approach

Treatment includes infection control, offloading, optimizing circulation and nutrition, and wound care.
Optimal outcomes can be achieved when your primary physician work together with a podiatrist, neurologist, endocrinologist, vascular surgeon, orthopedist, nutritionist, infectious disease specialist, and pedorthist when indicated. Inappropriate treatment can lead to infection and amputation.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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