Podiatry Wound Care

If you are suffering from a wound on your foot or ankle call us Immediately!

Dr. Levy conducts a diagnostic assessment of each patient before developing an individualized plan of care.

 

He specializes in the treatment of:

 

• Post-surgical wounds

• Pressure ulcers including deep tissue injury

• Arterial ulcers

• Venous ulcers

• Neuropathic and diabetic wounds

• Dehisced wounds

• Complex ostomies

• Wounds associated with lymphedema

• Complications associated with skin and bone infections

• Wounds from diabetes or vascular conditions

• Wounds that have not healed in several weeks

• Post-radiation tissue injury

• Wounds caused by poor circulation or trauma

• Compromised grafts and flaps

• Necrotizing soft tissue infections

• Gangrene

Diabetics & Wound Care for Podiatry

 

Diabetics must be wary of all wounds, regardless of depth or size. Diabetes, a chronic disease in which the body cannot properly use glucose the way it normally would, causes various complications that make wounds difficult to heal. Nerve damage or neuropathy will cause diabetics to have trouble feeling the pain of a blister or cut until the condition has significantly worsened or become infected. A diabetic’s weakened immune system can make even the most minor of wounds easily susceptible to infection. Diabetics are also more prone to developing narrow, clogged arteries, and are therefore more likely to develop wounds.

 

Wounds should be taken care of immediately after discovery, as even the smallest of wounds can become infected if enough bacteria build up within the wound. To remove dirt, wounds should be first rinsed under running water only. Soap, hydrogen peroxide, or iodine can irritate the injury and should be avoided. To prevent infection, apply antibiotic ointment to the wound and cover it with a bandage. The bandage should be changed daily. The skin around the wound may be cleaned with soap.

 

To prevent further exacerbation, see a doctor—especially if you have diabetes. Minor skin conditions can become larger problems if not properly inspected. As the wound heals, make sure to avoid applying pressure to the affected area.

Contact Information

Phone:  215-675-1575

Email:  drlevy0974@gmail.com

Address: 1210 Old York Rd Suite 103 Warminster PA 18974

Office Hours

Monday:  1:00pm - 6:30pm

 

Tuesday:  9:30am - 12:30pm

 

Thursday:  9:30am - 1:30pm

 

Friday:  9:30am - 5:00pm

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