The first step in treatment is understanding why an ulcer will not heal. Investigation by the specialist doctors at AVC will be focused on understanding this problem and implementing treatment you need.
Dressing care options and ongoing community support can be assisted by the team at AVC. A specialist nurse wound care practitioner at AVC can supervise your care in conjunction with your surgeon.
Once the cause is understood, identifying whether there is disease of the arteries or veins, treatments can be tailored to your needs to lead to healing.
Frequently the treatment required will be minimally invasive therapy, but sometimes surgery is necessary.
Food and drink as well as micro nutrition supplementation, including vitamins and minerals, are important in the management of diabetes and ulcer healing.
Sometimes ulcers recur, the reasons for this will be investigated by your specialist at AVC, and treatment initialised to try and prevent ongoing problems.
Yes, frequently they can. Different dressing treatments often help make a major improvement without surgery or a procedure. If you need a procedure to treat an underlying cause of the ulcer, the options will be discussed.
Ulcers are an ongoing cause of concern, as open wounds they need continued treatment and dressings, and can get infected. Redness, warmth or pain from the ulcer should be taken seriously, and medical help sought.