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Almost Lost Her Foot
At 63 years of age with Type 1 Diabetes with an ulcer after trimming a corn on the bottom of her foot. Her primary care physician was ready to do an amputation of her foot until her husband brought her to the clinic. She had extremely high blood sugars with a high fever and was disoriented. While in the hospital Catherine wound grew worse, threatening her overall health. Catherine was very ill and the family worried that she would not survive the ordeal. After 3 months of wound care treatments with Dr. Warren using a biological dressing changes her foot was saved. Two years after she functions well and has a functioning foot and stable blood sugars.
Biological Wound Care
Revolutionizing Wound Care
Wounds, especially diabetic wounds, can be difficult to heal and can lead to serious complications such as infections and amputations. Biological dressings, also known as bioactive dressings or skin substitutes, offer many benefits in the treatment of wounds. At our clinic we will explore the benefits of biological dressings for wounds, especially diabetic wounds.
Wound Care FAQ's
Frequently Asked Questions About Wound Care
A: Typically wound care appointments are every 1-2 weeks and treatment can take up too 10 weeks.
A: We encourage all patients to disclose any and all wound care regiments they are using. Other creams, gels, and ointments may counteract the use of an allographic wound cover.
A: Did you know that a high protein diet can help a patient heal faster? Protein helps the body build muscle and skin. If patients have a low level of protein in their diet, this can inhibit, or prevent the proper healing. Another important component to support healing is hydration – getting lots of water and electrolytes into your body. Water takes nutrients to and from our cells that promote healing and it’s extremely important to ensure that a patient does not become dehydrated which can lead to complications. Always check with our clinical team for more nutritional information and questions regarding how to enhance healing.
A: Our advanced wound care utilizing FDA approved allograph techniques is fully covered by Medicare Part B.
A: We work very gently and cleanse each wound with a non-abrasive cleanser and take care avoid causing the patient any further discomfort.
A: When a person is diagnosed with two or more diseases, this is called Comorbidities. There is usually a significant impact on the patient’s health and opportunity for healing when comorbidities exist. If you suffer from comorbidities and have a chronic wound, we can help. Our care team is trained and educated in specifically addressing Diabetic Care and its influence on Wound Care.