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Wound Care

Diabetic foot ulcers affect about 15% of individuals with diabetes. These lesions often appear on the soles of the feet, but can also develop around the edges or on top. Some patients may require hospitalization due to infections or other complications arising from these ulcers. Without appropriate medical care, these wounds can lead to limb amputation. Research indicates that diabetic foot ulcers can be prevented through proper preventative measures. These ulcers, located on the lower extremities, can be both painful and hazardous without adequate care.

Treatment of these ulcers varies, as each wound is unique and requires a tailored approach. Healthcare providers assess each ulcer to determine the most effective treatment. Managing these wounds might include the use of bioengineered skin substitutes, specialized dressings, gels, creams, or surgical interventions to aid healing. Essential aspects of treatment include maintaining wound cleanliness, dressing the wound properly, dietary adjustments to ensure necessary nutrient intake, and establishing a comprehensive treatment plan for the effective healing of lower extremity ulcers.