Wound Care

What is Wound Care?

Wound care in the context of foot and ankle podiatry is a specialized area focusing on the treatment and management of wounds in the lower extremities, particularly those affecting the feet and ankles. This aspect of podiatry is especially important because wounds in these areas can be complicated by factors such as reduced blood flow, nerve damage, and increased susceptibility to infection.

What are Key Aspects of Wound Care?

  • Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Management of Underlying Conditions
  • Debridement
  • Infection Control
  • Moisture Balance
  • Offloading
  • Advanced Therapies
  • Patient Education and Prevention