Wound Care Specialists in North Texas
Custom shoes and braces are also specifically designed to offload the patients wound area and conform to their foot type.
At Dr. Graff’s Foot, Ankle, and Wound Center, we believe the best results are obtained for our patients when we implement the close collaboration and combined efforts of our multidisciplinary team. We bring together our expert physician for the treatment of acute and chronic wounds. This allows us to deliver a superior level of support for both wound care and limb salvage patients.
Specialized Foot and Ankle Wound Care
Through our expert clinical and surgical training, Dr. Graff’s Foot, Ankle and Wound Care in Plano, Texas, treats foot and ankle wounds and their causes, providing specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds. Our comprehensive approach and individualized treatments in wound healing and limb salvage surpass traditional methods of wound care. If you have a chronic wound, we’ll do a thorough evaluation to determine why you’re not healing, closely examining your feet, ankles, and legs for any signs of circulation, sensation, or swelling issues.
Interventional vascular care performed by an in-house cardiologist and the use of IV antibiotics promote faster healing of chronic wounds, while simultaneously decreasing the risks for infectious diseases and other complications. Custom shoes and braces are also specifically designed at Dr. Graff’s Foot, Ankle and Wound Care of Plano to offload the patient’s wound area and conform to their foot type.
Tips for Maintaining Proper Foot and Ankle Wound Care
Patients with compromised immune systems, uncontrolled diabetes, and certain dietary deficiencies often have more difficulty caring for their foot and ankle wounds. Unfortunately, what starts as a minor wound can quickly escalate into a chronic, non-healing wound or worse infection if it’s not properly cared for by the patient and monitored by their physician. Here are some things that are critical in maintaining proper foot and ankle wound care to promote faster healing:
- Thorough wound care with careful cleansing and antimicrobial dressings
- Use of appropriate custom shoes and braces to relieve pressure on the wound
- Proper moisture balance around the wound (promotes less scarring and pain)
- Adequate infection control techniques (sterilization of the wound site, washing your hands when handling the cleansing and dressings to prevent the spreading of infections, etc.)
Contact Our Dedicated Multidisciplinary Team Today
At Dr. Graff’s Foot, Ankle and Wound Care, we believe the best results for our patients are obtained when we implement a collaboration with the combined efforts of our dedicated multidisciplinary team. Bringing together expert physicians for the treatment of acute and chronic wounds, we’re able to deliver a superior level of support for both wound care and limb salvage patients. Having a complete understanding of each patient is essential to providing exceptional wound care for our Plano-area patients. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment and discover the difference in our care!