Grand Round: Diabetic Ulcer of the Lower Extremity

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Grand Round: Diabetic Ulcer of the Lower Extremity

Foot ulcerations are one of the most common complications affecting patients with diabetes mellitus. One in four diabetic individuals will develop a lower extremity ulceration, most commonly in the mid to later stages of life. The Wound Care Center® has a thorough approach to evaluating and managing these difficult diabetic foot wounds. Healing is achieved in cooperation with referring physicians, surgeons, podiatrists and patients.

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Monograph: The Clinical Case for Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the Treatment of Diabetic Wounds

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Monograph: The Clinical Case for Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the Treatment of Diabetic Wounds

Although diabetes can ravage the body in many ways, non-healing ulcers on the feet and lower legs are common outward manifestations of the disease. Also, diabetics often suffer from nerve damage in their feet and legs, allowing small wounds or irritations to develop unnoticed. Given the abnormalities of the microvasculature and other side effects of diabetes, these wounds take a long time to heal and require a specialized treatment approach for proper healing.

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