Advanced Foot and Ankle Center
Paul Betschart, DPM
Podiatrist & Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Danbury, CT
Lower extremity wounds can quickly lead to infection and other serious complications with your health. At Advanced Foot and Ankle Center in Danbury, Connecticut, board-certified podiatrist Paul Betschart, DPM, offers wound care to help patients avoid serious complications and heal as soon as possible. Dr. Betschart and his team specialize in personalized, comprehensive care and use some of the latest technologies. To schedule your wound care appointment, call or book your appointment online today.
Wound Care Q & A
What is wound care?
At Advanced Foot and Ankle Center, the team provides personalized care for people with wounds affecting the foot or ankle. Injuries like cuts, burns, and even broken bones can all result in breaks and damage to your skin and soft tissue.
Although minor wounds can heal on their own, many people develop ulcers or wounds that don’t heal or keep returning. A wide range of underlying conditions, such as high blood pressure, poor blood circulation, and heart disease, can affect your body’s ability to heal.
Diabetics commonly struggle with ulcers as a result of diabetes’ effect on the body. Diabetes causes neuropathy (nerve damage) and affects blood circulation in the feet. This makes it easy for people with diabetes to sustain injuries without ever noticing and makes it difficult for those injuries to heal on their own.
Without treatment, a foot or ankle ulcer can quickly become infected, putting your mobility and overall health at risk. At Advanced Foot and Ankle Center, the goal of wound care is to relieve your pain, help you heal as quickly as possible, and prevent your wound from returning.
What happens during my wound care appointment?
Dr. Betschart and his team provide care for a number of different types of wounds, including diabetic ulcers, arterial ulcers, and venous ulcers. During your appointment, Dr. Betschart performs a physical exam and takes a good look at your wound.
He also reviews your medical history to help determine the underlying factors contributing to your ulcer. After your evaluation, Dr. Betschart works with you to develop your personalized treatment plan.
What treatments are available?
Depending on your condition, your treatment plan may include:
- Topical dressings
- Compression garments
- Anticoagulation medication
- Surgical treatment
Advanced Foot and Ankle Center also utilizes a number of advanced treatments using therapeutic lasers like the Class 4 Remy Laser to relieve pain and help you heal faster.
If you experience a wound or ulcer, early treatment gives you the best chances of a successful recovery. To speak with Dr. Betschart about your wound, schedule your appointment by phone or online today.