Foot and Ankle – Wound Care
Chronic wounds of the foot and ankle can stem from infection, traumatic injury, obesity, diabetes, immobilization and many other conditions. When such wounds don’t heal by themselves and continue to cause pain, redness, swelling and tenderness, advanced wound care management typically is required. The treatment of chronic wounds can entail specific bandaging techniques, more frequent changing of dressings, and surgical debridement. Debridement, often performed on an outpatient basis, involves the removal of dead or unhealthy tissue from a wound to expedite healing.