Your Wound Healing Partner
Elite Foot and Ankle is committed to providing personalized, effective and advanced treatments to improve our patient's ability to heal their lower extremity wounds. Lower extremity wounds are often complex and challenging to heal. Our specialists are a key component to your multidisciplinary wound care team.
FOOT AND ANKLE WOUND CARE
One of the most important aspects of wound care management is having a full understanding of each individual patient. This is achieved by carefully listening to our patients, addressing our patient’s concerns, answering our patient’s questions, reviewing our patient’s past medical history and performing a thorough clinical exam. In doing so, this allows us to accurately assess each patient, determine the goals of treatment and formulate a personalized treatment plan for our patients.
Not all wounds are created equal. It is important to determine the underlying cause of a wound that is being treated. Having a full appreciation of our patients and the etiology of a wound permits us to identify and address factors that may be impeding wound healing. Corrective measures are then made to maximize a patient’s wound healing potential. This is done by educating our patients and treating any risk factors that negatively affect wound healing.
Maintaining and promoting a healthy wound environment and wound bed is essential for proper wound healing.
Diabetic neuropathic wounds
Lower extremity ulcers (arterial ulcers, venous ulcers, mixed ulcers)
Pressure or decubitus wounds
Dietary or nutritional deficiencies
Compromised immune system
Friction and/or shear forces on wounds
Lower extremity edema (swelling)
Use of antimicrobial dressings
Diligent wound care with proper cleansing
Debridement of wounds to remove debris or bioburden
Maintain moisture balance
Use of appropriate shoes or pressure relief devices (heel protectors, total contact casts)
Increase oxygenation of the wound environment (hyperbaric oxygen chamber)
Use of skin grafts, allografts or skin graft substitutes