Diabetic ulcers are the most common foot injuries leading to lower extremity amputation
Diabetic foot ulcers are among the most frequent complications of patients who have poorly controlled diabetes. A diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound that occurs in approximately 15 percent of patients with diabetes and is usually located on the bottom of the foot. These “sores” can be deep and go into the tendon and bone of the foot.
How do people get diabetic foot ulcers?
People with diabetes may not have normal feeling in their feet, a condition called neuropathy. If you cannot feel parts of your feet, you may not know if your foot has been injured. People with diabetes may get “hardening of the arteries.” If there is not much blood flowing to the feet even a small cut may not heal well and may turn into a foot ulcer.
Diabetic ulcer treatment should include vascular studies, to determine if you have peripheral arterial disease. Other treatments may include compression, elevation, offloading the foot and, if necessary, treating the underlying peripheral arterial disease.
In order to treat a diabetic ulcer, your health care provider must address the core components of chronic wound management: tissue debridement, infection control, moisture balance, and edges of the wound (periwound).
Omeza® Collagen Matrix is indicated for the management of wounds including diabetic ulcers.
Omeza® treatments address the key components required for effective chronic wound care, including periwound care, inhibiting growth of biofilm and in-wound bioburden, inflammation and topical pain management.
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“Debridement performed with Omeza treatments, as directed. Evaluation of the wound performed with application of the Omeza treatments, as directed. Fitted and given an offloading device (AFO), ankle-foot orthosis.” – Diabetic foot ulcer completely closed in 14 days in a professionally supervised case study.