Foot & Ankle Wound Care

The Albuquerque Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention Center is part of The Foot and Ankle Clinic of Albuquerque, P.C. This site was developed as the premier location to enable you find all the information you need on wound care of the lower extremity. We are committed to providing personalized, effective and advanced treatments to improve our patient’s ability to heal their lower extremity wounds. Lower extremity wounds are often complex and challenging to heal. Foot and ankle specialists are a key component to your multidisciplinary wound care team.

Our  Services Details

Keys to Wound Management

One of the most important aspects of wound care management is having a full understanding of the individual patient. We achieve this by carefully listening to our patients, addressing their concerns, answering their questions, reviewing their past medical history, and performing a thorough clinical exam. This allows us to accurately assess each patient, determine the goals of treatment, and formulate a personalized treatment plan for them.

Not all wounds are created equal. It is important to determine the underlying cause of a particular wound that is being treated. Having a full appreciation of our patients and the etiology of a wound permits us to identify and address factors that may be impeding wound healing. Corrective measures are then made to maximize the patient’s wound healing potential. We do this by educating our patients and treating any risk factors that negatively affect wound healing. Maintaining and promoting a healthy wound environment and wound bed is essential for proper wound healing.

Causes
  • Trauma
  • Diabetic neuropathic wounds
  • Surgical wounds
  • Lower extremity ulcers (arterial ulcers, venous ulcers, mixed ulcers)
  • Skin tears
  • Radiation wounds
  • Pressure or decubitus wounds
Risk Factors that Impede Wound Healing
  • Dietary or nutritional deficiencies
  • Compromised immune system
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Poor circulation
  • Pressure
  • Friction and/or shear forces on wounds
  • Excessive moisture
  • Lower extremity edema (swelling)
Maintaining and Promoting a Healthy Wound Environment
  • Infection control
  • Use of antimicrobial dressings
  • Diligent wound care with proper cleansing
  • Debridement of wounds to remove debris or bioburden
  • Maintain moisture balance
  • Use of appropriate shoes or pressure relief devices (heel protectors, total
    contact casts)
  • Increase oxygenation of the wound environment (hyperbaric oxygen
    chamber)
  • Use of orthobiologics, skin grafts, allografts or skin graft substitutes

    If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to call The Foot and Ankle Clinic of Albuquerque, P.C. where we guarantee your wounds will be in great hands.

Talk With the Doctor

Same Day Appointments are Available.

(505) 717-1591

717 Encino Pl. NE #3 Albuquerque, NM 87102

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Your Medical History

Better Care is Our Mission

24/7 service. Same Day Appointments are Available.

(505) 717-1591

717 Encino Pl. NE #3 Albuquerque, NM 87102