Wound care can reduce the risk of infection and other complications if you develop a diabetic ulcer or another slow-healing wound. At KingsPoint Foot and Ankle Specialists, foot and ankle surgeon Benjamin Tehrani, DPM, DABPM, provides comprehensive wound care, including debridement, topical treatments, and, when necessary, surgery. To make an appointment, call the office in Beverly Hills or Downtown Los Angeles, California, or book online today.
Wound care is a podiatry subspecialty that diagnoses and treats diabetic ulcers, arterial ulcers, and other slow-healing open wounds.
Anyone can develop an open wound, but you’re more likely to experience gangrene and other complications if you have diabetes or another health problem that affects your blood flow. If you have poor circulation, a cut or a blister may become infected. Wound care prevents that, ensuring you remain healthy, mobile, and problem-free.
You might benefit from wound care treatment at KingsPoint Foot and Ankle Specialists, if you have an underlying health problem that increases your risk of open wounds, including:
Lifestyle factors may also increase your risk of developing slow-healing wounds, such as using tobacco or drinking lots of alcohol.
At KingsPoint Foot and Ankle Specialists, a wound care visit begins with a review of your medical records and a discussion of your symptoms. Next, Dr. Tehrani examines your wound, assessing its size, location, color, and appearance.
He also collects a sample of tissue and sends it to a lab to determine if you have an infection. Dr. Tehrani takes X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI to determine if the wound extends to your bone or surrounding tissues. After gathering the necessary information, he makes custom treatment recommendations.
At KingsPoint Foot and Ankle Specialists, Dr. Tehrani offers a full suite of wound care services. Depending on your needs, he might recommend:
If minimally invasive treatments don’t provide lasting relief or your infection worsens, Dr. Tehrani might recommend surgery.
You can do several things to reduce the risk of foot and ankle wounds. Dr. Tehrani recommends inspecting your feet daily, always wearing shoes and socks, and eating a healthy diet. If you have diabetes, it’s also crucial to keep your blood sugar in check.
Reduce your risk of infection and gangrene by enrolling in wound care at KingsPoint Foot and Ankle Specialists. To make an appointment, call the nearest office or book online today.