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Can you tell me if there are any special bandages to help a diabetic ulcer heal?

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Dr. Linda Harris
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There are several topical dressings that have been shown to accelerate wound healing time.
Seeing a vascular surgeon or a wound clinic would be in your best interest.

In brief: Yes

There are several topical dressings that have been shown to accelerate wound healing time.
Seeing a vascular surgeon or a wound clinic would be in your best interest.
Dr. Linda Harris
Dr. Linda Harris
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Dr. Linda Harris
Depending on the cause of the ulcer, different topical agents may be best. It is important to see a vascular surgeon to determine the cause of the ulcer. Many diabetic ulcers also have a compression or neuropathy component, which means that the person is continuing to put pressure on the wound. One of the most important aspects of treatment is to relieve this pressure to permit healing.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care

In brief: Diabetic foot

You need to seek care from wound center or podiatrist as soon as possible.
The evaluation of a diabetic foot ulcer requires a careful history, investigation of your neurological status of your feet, an assessment of the blood flow, and a comprehensive treatment plan that may include debridement, cultures, offloading (which is the most important issue most of the time), and testing. Do not delay!

In brief: Diabetic foot

You need to seek care from wound center or podiatrist as soon as possible.
The evaluation of a diabetic foot ulcer requires a careful history, investigation of your neurological status of your feet, an assessment of the blood flow, and a comprehensive treatment plan that may include debridement, cultures, offloading (which is the most important issue most of the time), and testing. Do not delay!
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Special bandages.

There are different types of bandages available depending on the type of wound, location of the wound, and amount of drainage from the wound.
Consult your physician to see which would be the best for the type of ulcer that you are treating.

In brief: Special bandages.

There are different types of bandages available depending on the type of wound, location of the wound, and amount of drainage from the wound.
Consult your physician to see which would be the best for the type of ulcer that you are treating.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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In brief: Yes

There is a product called dermagraft that can help diabetic foot ulcers heal.

In brief: Yes

There is a product called dermagraft that can help diabetic foot ulcers heal.
Dr. Wesley Marquart
Dr. Wesley Marquart
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