Wound Care

Advanced Bone & Joint

Diabetes-related foot problems, such as ulcers or sores, are most frequently caused by infection. Foot wounds can be difficult to heal, especially if you have diabetic neuropathy. Increased pressure from carrying your body weight may also complicate foot problems.

Diabetic foot disease is a serious condition that must be evaluated and treated by a trained and competent specialist. Because your feet are located relatively far from your heart, lack of blood circulation can prevent wounds from healing. Without proper care, foot wounds can progress to the point where amputation is your only option.

At Advanced Bone & Joint  in St. Peters and O'Fallon, MO, we are proud to offer comprehensive wound care, including negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), for our diabetic patients. In NPWT, a wound is covered with an airtight dressing, and negative pressure is applied using a vacuum device. The negative pressure inside the wound removes fluid and infection to help the wound heal and close.

If negative pressure wound therapy or other conservative treatments are not successful, foot surgery may be recommended for a wound that does not heal properly.

If you have diabetes and you notice a sore on your foot, it is important to seek treatment immediately to prevent infection and serious complications. Dr. Anthony Lombardo at Advanced Bone & Joint can provide expert wound care for any diabetes-related foot ulcer at our office in St. Peters and O'Fallon, Missouri. Call for an appointment today at (636) 229-4222, or request an appointment using our secure online form.