Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment
For diabetic individuals, any infection can be severe or painful. Among which, Foot Ulcer is the most serious infection associated with augmented frequency and length of hospitalization and risk of lower extremity amputation.
A diabetic foot ulcer is a rising health problem with mounting popularity of diabetes. Neuropathy & or Ischemia, malformation, and trauma and complication of infection are some common causes that give rise to ulceration.
The numerous studies hint that the risk of a diabetic person developing a foot ulcer is high compared to the annual incidence of foot ulcers. The risk of developing a diabetic foot ulcer surges with time, and patients with poor glucose control experience complications sooner.
Prompt diagnosis and immediate cure are necessary to prevent illness, especially amputation. Proper Diabetic Foot Examination done by experts of Empire Foot & Ankle can help reduce the chances of developing conditions that may result in serious complications. This involves daily self-exams, routine check-ups of blood glucose levels, healthy food intake, and annual professional evaluations.
Diabetic Foot Ulcer Home Treatment
Diabetic foot ulcers are dangerous and sometimes lead to amputation; the key is routine care. If left untreated, these ulcers can erode the skin and even cause permanent damage that affects your mobility. To prevent it from getting worse, early detection and treatment of diabetic foot ulcer are important. When you come to us, we guide you about the treatment you can do at the comfort of your home.
Diabetic Foot Ulcer Antibiotics Treatment
Though not all diabetic foot ulcers are infected, many become infected and grow into larger ulcerations while bringing severe complications. Infected wounds require proper antibiotic therapy. Patients with mild diabetic foot ulcer are usually prescribed with oral antibiotics.
The proper use of antibiotic therapy is proven to be effective against the infection, and ensures the prevention of further complications. The choice of the antibiotic treatment depends on various factors such as the severity of the infection, patient’s medical history, or the cause of the infection.
Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment at Empire Foot & Ankle
At Empire Foot & Ankle, we suggest patients seek medical attention promptly when they see signs of foot infection or new ulcer formation such as broken skin, changes in skin colour, staining or inflammation. We provide numerous treatment options for patients with Diabetic Foot Ulcer. Our specialized vascular surgeon will evaluate the symptoms to determine the need for vascular reconstruction, surgery on bony architecture, or debridement.