Foot ulcers are the leading cause of lower extremity amputations due to infection. The longer the wound remains open, the more likely it can become infected.
Here at Advanced Foot & Ankle Centers of Illinois, we strive for the best. We work with the patient to successfully heal his or her ulcer through the integration of advanced wound care products into our wound care management, facilitating closure of the wound.
Untreated foot ulcers can develop into foot infections that can be limb threatening or life threatening. Of note, the mortality rate at 9 years is 68% for both diabetic and non-diabetic lower extremity amputees.
With that said, it is imperative that you see a podiatrist if you have a lower extremity ulcer or wound so that you can be properly and thoroughly taken care of. To see what your options are, come see us at Advanced Foot & Ankle Centers of Illinois. Remember, we value limb preservation and will do everything that we can to preserve your limb!