Diabetic Foot Ulcer

“I take longer to heal because I have Diabetes”.

This is a statement many patients coming to see Dr. Geller at Desert Foot Surgeons say their first visit. Unfortunately this is a rumor that makes a convenient excuse. When diabetes is controlled you not only reduce your risk of complications such as heart disease, blindness, and kidney failure, but you heal like anyone else.

One out of ten people you meet in the United States has diabetes. Out of the people you know with diabetes, at least one has developed a hole in their skin known as a foot ulcer. The feet are most affected by loss of feeling and circulation. Diabetic foot ulcers are caused by one or both of these complications. What prolongs healing is poor circulation to your legs and feet or walking on an open sore because there is no pain.

Dr. Geller has a special interest in wound healing. At Desert Foot Surgeons we don’t wait for wounds to heal. Wounds are made to heal by fixing poor circulation, getting your weight off of the wound using total contact casting, and even surgery to correct buckled toes, lumps on feet, or skin grafts to cover the defect. Control of your diabetes and compliance with the plan of care is the patient’s role. Healing diabetic foot ulcerations takes a team and the patient is the major player.

If you have a diabetic foot ulcer and have been told you can’t heal because you have diabetes, come and see Dr. Geller at Desert Foot Surgeons.

Before And After Pictures,

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Before Pictures :
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