Diabetic foot ulcers can be a particularly challenging problem, especially for those with uncontrolled diabetes and kidney failure. Fortunately, advances in medical technology and research have led to the development of new techniques for treating chronic diabetic ulcers, providing hope for those suffering from this condition.

One critical part of treatment for diabetic foot ulcers is the role of the podiatrist. Podiatrists are trained in biomechanics, wound care, diabetic foot care, foot and ankle orthopedic surgery, and the treatment of diabetic bone and soft tissue foot infections. We understand the mechanics of gait, how pressure causes wounds to form, and when to surgically address these problems to resolve them quickly and efficiently. No other medical specialty, including wound care physicians or orthopedic surgeons, have training similar to the podiatric foot and ankle surgeon when it comes to the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. Dr. Walimire works together with other medical professionals, such as vascular surgeons, endocrinologists, primary care physicians, and infectious disease specialists, to provide a well-rounded approach to the care of chronic diabetic foot ulcers. We can also treat severe infections in the outpatient setting through referrals to infusion centers rather than sending patients to the hospital for admission, when appropriate.

Exciting and very effective new treatment modalities are available for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. Traditional care involving offloading insoles, using antibiotics, and ulcer debridement (removing dead tissue) remain the primary forms of treatment, but new advanced technologies such as amniotic membrane grafts, stem cells, platelet rich plasma, and laser therapy are revolutionizing the treatment of chronic ulcers. Dr. Walimire is able to provide patients with these advanced treatments to give his patients the best possible chances for wound healing. We do this right in the office setting which can keep your treatment costs low and help you to avoid the potential complications that could arise from chronic diabetic foot ulcers, including amputation.

Diabetic foot ulcers are a dangerous and ongoing problem for many people. The longer a wound is present, the higher the chances of needing an amputation. The good news is that our practice offers innovative and advanced treatment options for people who are suffering from this condition. Dr. Walimire is an expert in wound care, regenerative medicine, and the conservative and surgical care of diabetic foot ulcers and has saved many limbs and lives throughout his career. If you have a chronic foot or leg ulcer which is not responding to treatment, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Walimire to determine if other treatment options may be available for you.