Diabetic Foot Ulcers Treatment
Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Ulcers are defects in the skin layers that result in an open wound. Common causes include-fitting shoes, trauma, and long periods laying in bed. Common conditions associated with ulcers include neuropathy, diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. Standard treatment of an ulcer includes appropriate dressing changes, debridement (cleaning the wound), and off loading (using the correct boot or shoe to minimize pressure). If your ulceration is complex this may require referral to a wound care center.