Large Study Determines Why Some Wounds Heal Without Amputation
IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION
Our office continues to be open to all 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. If you prefer to wait in your car, just give us a call and we will call or text you when we are ready to bring you straight into a treatment room. Our entire staff is wearing masks and we encourage you to do the same.
For those patients who cannot or still 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.
The study found that ulcers that were more superficial were more likely to heal. Fortunately, Houston wound specialists are often able to make deeper wounds progress to become superficial and healed. Another criteria for healing was the length of time since the person became diabetic. This can also be mitigated by ensuring the diabetes remains in control.
Another critical factor was to ensure that there is good blood flow to the lower extremity. Every person with diabetes, whether in control or not. should have their circulation screened. This is an non-invasive test which takes approximately 30 minutes. Our office uses the PADnet system with excellent results and many limbs saved by taking measures to identify early onset Peripheral Arterial Disease.
If you are diabetic and have not had a comprehensive exam of your feet, including your circulation, contact our Houston podiatry office for an appointment.