Ulcer Treatment of Lower Extremities Wound Care

Ulcer Treatment of Lower Extremities (Wound Care)

Ulcer treatment of lower extremities involves care of patients with diabetes having foot ulcers. Foot ulcers are open sores or wounds. Treatment involves preventing infection, taking pressure off the affected area, removing dead skin and tissue and applying medications or dressings to the ulcer. An important goal is preventing foot amputation and helping patients at risk for foot amputation. Evaluation of footwear and rehabilitation are other aspects of treatment.

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