Slow-healing or infected wounds require prompt medical attention to prevent more serious complications. The wound care services at Eazy Foot & Ankle can address many types of foot wounds, including diabetic foot ulcers. Albert Elhiani, DPM, offers a wide range of treatments to help wounds heal quickly and prevent infection. Dr. Elhiani also provides graft tissue to accelerate the healing process and to address more complex wounds when other strategies aren’t working. Call the office in the Pico Robertson area of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, California, to schedule a wound care appointment or book a consultation online today.
The wound care services at Eazy Foot & Ankle address all wounds above the knee with a unique focus on the biomechanics of your body.
Dr. Elhiani can treat wounds that develop from injuries, skin irritation, and infections or from underlying medical conditions like diabetes that can interfere with the wound-healing process.
Without treatment, foot wounds can lead to serious infections and other complications.
Minor foot wounds like cuts and abrasion are often treatable at home with a warm water wash, a topical antibiotic, and a clean bandage.
You should schedule a wound care evaluation if you have a large wound that you can’t treat on your own or an open wound that doesn’t heal. You also need medical attention if you have underlying conditions like diabetes that contribute to open wounds and ulcers on your feet.
Untreated diabetic foot ulcers can ultimately cause severe complications that require the amputation of your toes and foot.
During your initial wound care visit with Dr. Elhiani involves examining your wound and the general health of your feet to identify its cause. He may also request diagnostic imaging tests.
If you have signs of an infection, such as swelling, redness, or discharge, he may prescribe an oral or topical antibiotic. He can also show you how to care for the wound, ensuring it stays clean and dry for proper healing.
Severe skin damage from an open wound may require treatments like:
Surgery may be necessary if you have tissue damage that won’t heal. During surgery, Dr. Elhiani removes damaged or dead tissue and places a skin graft made from donor amniotic tissue, which fuses to your skin over time to close the wound and prevent noticeable scarring.
To support the healing of your skin after skin graft surgery, Dr. Elhiani can inject natural substances like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) into the surgical site.
Precision therapies stimulate your body to produce new cells that replace those damaged by injury or disease.
If you have open wounds that won’t heal on their own, schedule a wound care consultation online or call Eazy Foot & Ankle today to book an appointment.