In my practice, I treat a lot of diabetic patients, and I see a lot of diabetic wounds. In this case, the wounds are called diabetic foot ulcers.
When evaluating diabetic foot ulcers, some of the things we look for as foot specialists are signs of infection, size of the wound, lab tests, blood sugar levels, shoes, and circulation of the feet and legs. All of these are important. Also, getting a good history from the patient is very important. We need to know how long the wound has been present, what medications have been given, and if any other treatments have been rendered yet.
As a podiatist, my main goal is to save my patients' feet. So this is a very important topic for me. We need the patient to help us do our job to heal the diabetic foot ulcer. Whether that means staying off of the foot or wearing a special boot, the doctor knows best when it comes to healing the foot ulcer. The longer the ulcer remains open, the higher incidence of infection (whether it be in the soft tissues or in the bone). And once it goes into the bone, that is when amputation occurs.
Dr. Michele Summers Colon, DPM, MS
3503 Lexington Ave.
El Monte, CA 91731
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
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Monday, April 9, 2012
Una empleado de la officina Family Foot & Ankle Specialists explica los cuidado del pie diabeticos. Tenemos muchos tratamiento para pie diabetico.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Dr. Peter Wishnie, owner of Family Foot & Ankle Specialists explains what the causes of diabetic neuropathy are and what treatment options are for the condition. Diabetic neuropathy can cause pain, burning, even amputations! You should regularly visit a podiatrist in order to prevent the complications associated with diabetic neuropathy.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
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