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What is the best method of healing diabetic foot ulcers ?

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Dr. Andrew Schneider
Preventive Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: There isn't really..

...A best method.
The reason i love treating diabetic foot ulcers is that they are all different. Because of that there are a large number of dressing choices. Most importantly, however, is to get the pressure off of the ulcer. This is done with a cast, fracture boot, or specialized shoes. Be sure to visit your podiatrist and get the wound evaluated asap!

In brief: There isn't really..

...A best method.
The reason i love treating diabetic foot ulcers is that they are all different. Because of that there are a large number of dressing choices. Most importantly, however, is to get the pressure off of the ulcer. This is done with a cast, fracture boot, or specialized shoes. Be sure to visit your podiatrist and get the wound evaluated asap!
Dr. Andrew Schneider
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Dr. Robert Lang
Also, keep your diabetes controlled and exercise your legs to increase blood flow which helps healing. Do something that doesn't put pressure on the ulcer.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
A cast known as a total contact cast is the most effective method of offloading or redistributing the pressure. In addition to podiatrists, these wounds care also effectively treated by Wound specialists
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Multifactorial

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

In brief: Multifactorial

Offloading of diabetic foot ulcers, good nutrition, gycemic control, regular wound debridement by your physician, and local wound care are essential factors in improving the healing rate.
Dr. Payam Rafat
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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
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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
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