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Diabetic Foot at Foot and Ankle Clinic DRHC Dubai

Causes of Ulceration

Diabetic foot ulcers often arise due to a combination of factors, including neuropathy leading to lack of sensation, poor circulation, uncontrolled hyperglycemia, infection, and inadequate nutrition. Neuropathy, affecting approximately 80% of individuals with diabetic foot ulcers, renders these wounds painless and can result in deep ulcers.

Assessment and Classification

When managing diabetic foot ulcers, it's crucial to assess whether the wound is acute or chronic. Acute wounds typically occur post-surgery or trauma and are expected to heal normally. Chronic wounds, however, present physiological impairments due to disrupted wound healing cycles, characterized by inadequate angiogenesis and impaired innervation. Healing rates of less than 15% per week or 50% per month signify chronic ulcers.

Impact of Neuropathy on Healing

In neuropathic patients, walking on ulcers can hinder healing as every step disrupts newly forming tissue, impeding the closure of the soft tissue void.

Microbial Infections and Diagnostic Procedures

Diabetic foot ulcers are commonly infected with polymicrobial agents, including aerobic gram-positive cocci like S. aureus, gram-negative organisms in chronic wounds, and anaerobic organisms in ischemic or gangrenous ulcers. Deep cultures and bacterial biopsies play a vital role in guiding appropriate management. Diagnostic imaging such as X-rays and MRIs are also utilized to evaluate foreign bodies, tissue gas, or bone abnormalities associated with diabetic foot ulcers.

By understanding the multifaceted nature of diabetic foot ulcers and employing comprehensive diagnostic and management strategies, we aim to enhance patient outcomes and facilitate efficient wound healing.

Treatment of Diabetic foot at DRHC Dubai

At DRHC Dubai, we offer advanced treatment options for diabetic foot conditions, tailored to each patient's unique needs. Our comprehensive approach includes:

Peripheral Artery Disease Management

We specialize in the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD), a common complication of diabetes that affects blood flow to the extremities. Our expert team utilizes state-of-the-art techniques to improve circulation and prevent further complications.

Shoe Modification for Prevention

We understand the importance of preventive measures in diabetic foot care. Our clinic offers shoe modifications to reduce the risk of ulcers in patients exhibiting signs of potential foot problems. This includes providing deep or wide shoes with rocker bottom soles, customized to accommodate individual foot anatomy and alleviate pressure points.

Off-loading Devices for Healing

Off-loading devices play a crucial role in facilitating wound healing and preventing further damage. We offer a range of off-loading solutions, including therapeutic shoes and custom insoles (commonly known as "diabetic shoes"), postoperative shoes, padded dressings, and removable cast boots (RCBs). Additionally, we specialize in the application of casting techniques such as total contact casts (TCCs), which provide optimal protection and immobilization of the foot joints to promote healing.

By combining these advanced treatment modalities with personalized care, we strive to optimize outcomes and improve the quality of life for individuals living with diabetic foot conditions. Experience comprehensive diabetic foot care at DRHC Dubai – your partner in foot health and wellness.

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Wound care:

Specialized Bandages for Exudate Absorption

At DRHC Dubai, we understand the importance of maintaining a clean and conducive healing environment for diabetic foot wounds. That's why we employ specialized bandages designed to effectively absorb exudate, facilitating optimal wound healing.

Advanced Treatment Options

Our clinic offers a range of advanced treatment options to address diabetic foot wounds comprehensively. Among these is negative pressure wound therapy, a proven technique that aids healing by removing excess fluid and promoting tissue regeneration.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Osteomyelitis

In cases where osteomyelitis is present, we may recommend hyperbaric oxygen therapy. This treatment increases oxygen delivery to tissues, supporting the healing process and helping to combat infection.

Gel Treatments with Recombinant Growth Factors

To expedite wound closure and shorten healing time, we utilize gel treatments enriched with recombinant growth factors. These innovative therapies have been shown to accelerate the healing of diabetic foot wounds effectively.

Tailored Care for Optimal Outcomes

At DRHC Dubai, our approach to wound care is personalized to each patient's unique needs. We strive to optimize outcomes and improve overall well-being by providing comprehensive and individualized care for diabetic foot conditions.

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Despite the difficulties in diagnosing and treating diabetic foot ulcers, here in Dr. Rami Hamed Center with the proper management, we can expect to achieve resolution in more than 90% of diabetic foot ulcers.

Ready to take control of your diabetic foot care? Don't wait any longer. Schedule your consultation with the expert team at DRHC Dubai today. Call +97142798200 to book your appointment and start your journey towards better foot health and a brighter future. Your well-being is our priority.