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Wound Care

Learn more about wound care treatment at Illinois Foot & Ankle Center

During her training, Dr. May spent 3 years working in 4 ifferent wound care clinics, providing her with invaluable experience treating wounds of all types. Now, she is able to treat her patients in the comfort of her own office. If you are in need of treatment to heal a wound, please consider Illinois Foot & Ankle Center as an alternative to the hospital or wound care clinic.

Types of Wounds

Generally, there are 3 types of wound care: 1. Diabetic Care: For those who are diabetic, it is important to see a podiatrist at least annually for preventative care. Something as simple as a callous can erupt into a diabetic foot ulceration quickly, requiring immediate treatment. Diabetic shoes or inserts can help prevent incidence of friction that leads to calluses, reducing the risk of an ulceration. Some diabetic patients may be considered high risk. This would include those with decreased sensation (neuropathy) as well as decreased blood flow. If you are a high-risk patient, Medicare and other major insurances usually cover check-ups and nail care every 9 weeks. 2. Venous Insufficiency: This is the result of extreme lower extremity edema, which is caused by poor vein function. Ulcerations develop due to excessive swelling and stretching of the skin. Symptoms associated with venous insufficiency include: - Itching - Dry/peeling skin -Blisters on lower legs that “leak” - Tiredness in legs when walking - Legs feel heavy 3. Traumatic Wounds: If you’ve been injured and have a wound that will not heal, you may require wound care treatment to prevent further complications.

Wound Care Treatment

Your treatment will be customized to fit your specific needs. The following are examples of common steps taken during the wound care process: - X-rays may be needed. We have digital x-ray available in our office, greatly speeding up the process. In some cases, an MRI may also be required. - Labs and cultures/biopsies may be required to ensure proper diagnosis. - If warranted, antibiotics may be prescribed. - Off-loading for diabetic foot ulcerations by use of specialty shoes. - Compression dressings for edema and venous insufficiency. - Amniotic (stem cell) grafts - Collagen and/or several other wound care products - Wound vacs (negative pressure therapy) If you have any questions or think that you may be a candidate for wound care, please do not hesitate to call our office at 779-333-7419.
Kelly May, DPM, FACFAS
9645 Lincolnway Lane, Suite 104, Frankfort, IL 60423 (779)333-7419
Office Hours: Monday 9:00-4:00 Tuesday 9:00-5:00 Wednesday 9:00-5:00 Thursday 1:00-7:00 Friday: Surgery Saturday: Appt. Only
© 2020 Illinois Foot & Ankle Center
Office Hours: Monday 9:00-4:00 Tuesday 9:00-5:00 Wednesday 9:00-5:00 Thursday 1:00-7:00 Friday: Surgery Saturday: Appt. Only

Wound

Care

Learn more about

wound care treatment

at Illinois Foot & Ankle

Center

During her training, Dr. May spent 3 years working in 4 ifferent wound care clinics, providing her with invaluable experience treating wounds of all types. Now, she is able to treat her patients in the comfort of her own office. If you are in need of treatment to heal a wound, please consider Illinois Foot & Ankle Center as an alternative to the hospital or wound care clinic.

Types of Wounds

Generally, there are 3 types of wound care: 1. Diabetic Care: For those who are diabetic, it is important to see a podiatrist at least annually for preventative care. Something as simple as a callous can erupt into a diabetic foot ulceration quickly, requiring immediate treatment. Diabetic shoes or inserts can help prevent incidence of friction that leads to calluses, reducing the risk of an ulceration. Some diabetic patients may be considered high risk. This would include those with decreased sensation (neuropathy) as well as decreased blood flow. If you are a high-risk patient, Medicare and other major insurances usually cover check-ups and nail care every 9 weeks. 2. Venous Insufficiency: This is the result of extreme lower extremity edema, which is caused by poor vein function. Ulcerations develop due to excessive swelling and stretching of the skin. Symptoms associated with venous insufficiency include: - Itching - Dry/peeling skin -Blisters on lower legs that “leak” - Tiredness in legs when walking - Legs feel heavy 3. Traumatic Wounds: If you’ve been injured and have a wound that will not heal, you may require wound care treatment to prevent further complications.

Wound Care Treatment

Your treatment will be customized to fit your specific needs. The following are examples of common steps taken during the wound care process: - X-rays may be needed. We have digital x-ray available in our office, greatly speeding up the process. In some cases, an MRI may also be required. - Labs and cultures/biopsies may be required to ensure proper diagnosis. - If warranted, antibiotics may be prescribed. - Off-loading for diabetic foot ulcerations by use of specialty shoes. - Compression dressings for edema and venous insufficiency. - Amniotic (stem cell) grafts - Collagen and/or several other wound care products - Wound vacs (negative pressure therapy) If you have any questions or think that you may be a candidate for wound care, please do not hesitate to call our office at 779-333-7419.
Kelly May, DPM, FACFAS
9645 Lincolnway Lane, Suite 104, Frankfort, IL 60423 (779)333-7419