Ulcers of the foot in patients with diabetes are a major and significant problem. Because of the neuropathy, or the loss of sensation, diabetics are at a very high risk for foot ulcers.
Diabetic Foot Ulcer Prevention
Preventive measures keeping the diabetes under control and protecting the feet from injury. Inspecting the feet daily is encouraged and reporting developments (such as a cut, bruise, blister, redness or bleeding) to your doctor should be undertaken immediately.
Diabetic Foot Ulcer Risks
Once ulceration has developed, even if treated and resolved, the risk of further surgery, amputation, and other major complications is dramatically increased. The development of an ulcer requires immediate medical attention and specialist care.
Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment and Management in Chicagoland
Dr. Vora is a respected member of Illinois Bone and Joint Institute and a specialized orthopedic surgeon in foot and ankle conditions. If you need treatment for your diabetic ulcer in the Chicago area, please use the contact form to the right or call 847-247-4000 for an appointment with the Chicago or Libertyville, IL office.