What is Advanced Wound Care?
Associated Foot Specialists provides a comprehensive strategy for the treatment of chronic wounds (non-healing) typically identified as sores or wounds that have not responded sufficiently to conventional treatment and remain unhealed.
Chronic or non-healing wounds will potentially bring on severe health risks as well as life-threatening infections, possible loss of limb function, amputation of limbs, as well as a long-list of debilitating health problems.
Associated Foot Specialists, led by Dr. Anthony Tickner, offers innovative treatments and long-term strategies that help end the suffering of people with slow-healing wounds. Our team’s care plans will help to heal your wounds that have otherwise resisted other treatments, and get you back to living your best life!
Associated Foot Specialists, led by Dr. Anthony Tickner, offers innovative treatments and long-term strategies that help end the suffering of people with slow-healing wounds.
Advanced Wound Care Therapies for Non-Healing Diabetic, Venous, and Arterial Ulcers
Treatment modalities and advanced wound care therapies are also selected based on patient factors, past treatment, and provider choice.
A brief description of each ulcer type is provided below.
- Neurotrophic (diabetic) Ulcers
Neuropathy and peripheral artery disease can often times occur together with diabetes patients. Nerve damage (neuropathy) in the feet can result in a loss of foot sensation and noticeable changes in the sweat-producing glands. These indications can increase the risk of foot calluses or cracks, injury or risk of infection due to the loss of sensation in these areas.
Symptoms of neuropathy include tingling, numbness, burning, or pain.
- Arterial (ischemic) Ulcers
Found on feet typically on heels, tips of toes, between the toes or anywhere the bones may protrude and rub against bedsheets or footwear . Arterial ulcers also are found in the nail bed if the toenail has cut into the skin or if the patient has recently experienced aggressive toenail trimming or had an ingrown toenail removed.
- Venous stasis ulcers
Venous stasis ulcers are commonly found in patients who have a history of leg swelling, varicose veins, or a history of blood clots in either the superficial or the deep veins of the legs. Venous ulcers affect 500,000 to 600,000 people in the United States every year and account for 80 to 90 percent of all leg ulcers.