Limb Salvage / Wound Care
Diagnosis & Treatment
At Corona Foot and Ankle Group, we understand the intricacies of the healing process and how to promote wound healing. In addition to bolstering the natural healing process, we utilize the latest effective techniques available for the treatment of problem wounds.
If you experience chronic, repetitive or difficult open wounds, we can help. We offer comprehensive exams to address the true cause of the wound, rather than simply masking symptoms. Our patient evaluations take into consideration four key viewpoints: vascular, dermatologic, orthopedic, and neurologic. This holistic approach enables us to treat each wound thoroughly and reduce the risk of reoccurrence. This means that treating a person’s wound often means treating the whole person. Lifestyle changes and prevention are critical.
Too big? Do you have serious, difficult wounds? Is it so bad you’re worried you might need to take drastic measures like amputation? Dr. Amin may be able to help, with her cutting-edge methodology for preventing limb amputation.
Too small? No wound should be ignored. Even the small ones may be a sign of a deeper issue.
“Wounds are often a symptom of more complicated underlying conditions and comorbidities, and must be treated with a specialist” says Dr. Amin a wound care expert. .
The Rise of Serious Wounds in Diabetics
Diabetic foot ulcerations (DFUs) are on the rise. More than 60% of non-traumatic amputations occur in persons with diabetes. Comprehensive foot care programs can reduce amputation rates by 45% to 85%, according to the American Diabetes Association. The diabetic foot ulcer must be perceived as a marker of a far more serious underlying condition. The presence of diabetic foot ulcers is correlated with peripheral arterial disease, heart attack, stroke, renal disease, and amputation. This is why wound symptoms should not be ignored and must be examined by a professional.
The Power of Prevention
The best way to treat DFUs is to prevent their development in the first place. There are many ways to reduce risk factors and Corona Foot and Ankle is here to help design an individualized prevention plan for you. Our plans include a combination of lifestyle changes, thorough inspections, and knowledge such as information on appropriate footwear.
Risks of Not Treating
People living with diabetes have an increased risk of lower limb amputation. Wounds or ulcers that do not heal are the most common cause of amputation among people with this condition. Reduced blood flow to the feet means that people with diabetes have a higher risk of developing a wound or sore on this part of the body. At the same time, if a person has neuropathy and loses feeling in their foot, they may be less likely to notice mild foot or leg ulcers before they become severe. This is why regular care and visits to a podiatrist are crucial. With Dr. Amin’s care, it is possible to prevent most diabetes-related amputations.
Are you a medical professional who doesn’t specialize in wound care? We are a resource for you and your patients. Podiatry is already an extremely specialized field, and Dr. Amin is especially equipped to treat wounds. We would love to work with you to ensure each patient is getting the best care possible.