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.