Duke’s Diabetic Foot Program offers medical and surgical management for chronic foot wounds associated with diabetes.
Diabetic patients often suffer from loss of sensation in the feet and hands, so wounds can go undetected for an extended period of time.
In addition to loss of sensation, diabetic patients also have decreased blood flow, which results in much longer healing times for chronic wounds. This often results in infection.
Our doctors are specially trained to provide leading-edge treatment techniques for patients with diabetic foot. We give patients personal attention and continuity of care throughout the entire wound-management process.
Our main treatment goal is to avoid surgery by successfully treating the diabetic foot with non-surgical treatment options.
We offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy where pure oxygen is administered to the wound to help it heal quickly.
In addition, we offer medication management and collaborate with diabetes educators to ensure that patients understand how to care for themselves when they have diabetes.
Our doctors are trained to recognize when surgery is needed, and they offer a wide-range of surgical options, including specialized skin grafts, advanced limb-salvage techniques, and reconstructive surgery.
Surgical options we offer include:
Duke’s Diabetic Foot Program is part of the Duke Wound Center, which brings together experts from a number of different disciplines to offer in-house x-rays, nutrition information, nursing, social services, infectious disease management, and medical and surgical management from plastic, orthopaedic, and vascular surgeons.
Our multidisciplinary model of care ensures that patients with diabetic foot wounds are receiving the full spectrum of care that they need and deserve.
Call 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853) to schedule an appointment with a diabetic foot specialist.
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