Advanced wound care can reduce your risk of infection if you have diabetic ulcers or other slow-healing wounds. At Mid-South Foot & Ankle Specialists, with offices in Atoka, Cordova, and East Memphis, Tennessee, the highly skilled podiatrists offer advanced wound care services onsite, including debridement, topical wound ointments, and alginate dressings. Call the nearest office to learn more about advanced wound care today, or book online.
Advanced wound care is a podiatry subspecialty that treats diabetic ulcers and other breaks in the skin. An ulcer is an open wound that keeps returning or doesn’t heal. Anyone can develop leg and foot wounds, but they’re most common in people with diabetes and other circulatory problems.
Enroll in advanced wound care at Mid-South Foot & Ankle Specialists if you have any of the following symptoms:
It’s vital to visit a wound care specialist, even if the injury appears minor. Early intervention can prevent harmful bacteria from spreading, reducing your risk of complications.
At Mid-South Foot & Ankle Specialists, an advanced wound care visit begins with a review of your health charts and a discussion of your symptoms, including when you first noticed the wound, if it’s changed size or appearance, and whether you tried over-the-counter wound care treatments.
Next, your provider completes an exam. They check each of your open wounds, assessing their size and location, the appearance of the borders, and your surrounding skin. If the wound looks infected, your provider might also collect a biopsy sample for additional testing.
At Mid-South Foot & Ankle Specialists, the wound care experts offer both surgical and nonsurgical treatments for foot and toe ulcers. Depending on your needs, they might suggest:
The goal is to stop the wound from growing, reduce the risk of infection, and encourage your body’s natural healing process.
You can do various things to reduce the risk of foot and toe ulcers. Mid-South Foot & Ankle Specialists recommend regularly checking your blood sugar if you have diabetes, examining your legs and feet daily for open wounds, and quitting smoking.
Call the nearest Mid-South Foot & Ankle Specialists office to learn more about advanced wound care today, or book online.