Will medication heal my wound?


At this time, our office continues to be open to new and existing patients. We use hospital-grade sanitizers and are taking measures to ensure patients maintain social distancing by not having anyone wait in our reception room with others. We are continuing operation in an effort to keep patients out of the urgent care clinics and hospital emergency departments, which increases the chances of being exposed to the virus. We have x-ray and ultrasound in the office to prevent you from having to go elsewhere.

For those patients who cannot or wish not to visit the office, we are offering private video telemedicine visits. Simply call the office at 713-785-7881 and ask for an e-visit and we will be happy to get you set up for an immediate appointment. You can also request an appointment through our website.

When a wound is caught very early, medication such as an antibiotic may cause the ulcer to heal quickly. In most cases however, more advanced wound care is necessary. This entails management of the pressures that have caused the ulcer to form. This is done with a cast, fracture boot, or other pressure management system. While often overlooked by some, this step is critical to wound healing.

In conjunction with offloading the wound, different wound dressing will be used to promote healing. In some cases, advanced biological skin substitute dressings, such as Dermagraft or Apligraf, will be necessary to fully promote healing. There are also times where surgery is required to heal the ulcer. Your Houston podiatrist will recommend what is the best protocol to heal your ulcer in the most efficient manner possible.
Dr. Andrew Schneider
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Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.