Chronic wounds are ulcers, lacerations, punctures, etc. that do not heal or improve in a normal, reasonable amount of time. They are most commonly caused by diabetes mellitus and venous stasis.
- Diabetes mellitus is a condition where nerves are damaged. This nerve damage causes a loss of sensation that allows minor injuries to be ignored—or not noticed at all—until they become a more serious wound.
- Venous stasis is an impaired blood flow to limbs. Without the proper blood flow, tissue repair slows down or even stops completely.
- We work with vascular surgeons to reintroduce blood flow to extremities to facilitate proper wound healing
- We take a culture of the infected area with a soft swab to make sure are treating your wound properly and giving you the proper medications.
To proper diagnose you get a culture of the nail itself to the lab from then we are able to treat you properly.
Treating your chronic wounds properly is the best way to stave off infection and permanent damage. Call Collier Podiatry P.A. to get the best wound care available!