Dermagraft Heals Houston Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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.

Dermagraft is an advanced biological wound dressing that has revolutionized getting diabetic foot ulcers healed more quickly and completely. Using a matrix of bioengineered cells, Dermagraft is absorbed into the wound bed and serves as a scaffold for your body to fill in and heal the wound. The use of an advanced dressing, such as Dermagraft, is approved by Medicare and private insurance companies for weekly applications if a wound is open and unhealed for six weeks.

An open wound in a diabetic patient is a medical emergency. If the wound becomes infected, the underlying bone can also become infected which puts the entire limb at risk of amputation. Houston podiatrist Dr. Andrew Schneider has been making Dermagraft available for his patients with diabetic foot ulcers to get them healed fast while avoiding other complications, such as infection.

If you or someone you know is suffering with a diabetic foot ulcer that is not healing, contact Tanglewood Foot Specialists to schedule an appointment and see if an advanced dressing, such as Dermagraft, is right for you.