Foot wounds, from lacerations to diabetic ulcers, can be caused by a variety of factors. Regardless of the cause, treating them properly is critical to prevent infection and speed healing. 

At Illinois Foot & Ankle Clinic, we offer a comprehensive approach to treating foot wounds.

  1. Wound care: cleaning, debridement, infection control, dressings.
  2. Treatment of ankle ulcers: compression and topical therapy, surgical intervention (in extreme cases).
  3. Treatment of diabetic foot ulcers: blood sugar control, specialized footwear, surgical intervention (if necessary).
  4. Skin repair: skin grafting, use of artificial skin substitutes.
  5. Dressings: hydrogel, antibacterial and absorbent dressings.
  6. Wound healing: negative pressure therapy, laser and ultrasound therapy. 

We use advanced techniques and instruments to treat wound surfaces, minimizing the risk of infection. Effective treatment approaches - using wet and dry healing techniques to accelerate the regeneration process and reduce the risk of scarring - contribute to faster healing. 

Specialized care, tailored treatment plans and monitoring of the healing process of foot and ankle wounds are our priority. 

Conditions Treated

At Illinois Foot & Ankle Clinic, we specialize in treating various types of foot and ankle injuries, including:

  • Surgical wounds: can occur after foot and ankle surgeries. They require special attention and care to prevent infections and ensure rapid healing. 
  • Traumatic: traumatic foot wounds can be caused by a variety of unexpected events - bruises, fractures, wounds and bites. They can range in nature from superficial scratches to deep tissue damage.  
  • Wounds in diabetics: result in damage to nerves and blood vessels in the foot, making it difficult for tissues to heal. A complication of diabetes mellitus provokes the development of diabetic foot with the formation of ulcers accompanied by infections. 

Illinois Foot & Ankle Clinic's team of experienced specialists are ready to help you with any foot injury or condition.

Treatment Process

The treatment process involves several key steps that are designed to maximize wound healing and prevent complications.

  1. Diagnosis: Assessment of the wound, determining its nature, degree of infection and other factors that may affect the healing process. 
  2. Cleaning and preparation: removal of debris, infected tissue and bacteria from the wound, drainage of abscesses or removal of necrotic tissue if necessary to promote faster healing. 
  3. Administration of medications: antiseptics, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs and other medications selected according to the nature and extent of the wound to stimulate healing and prevent infection. 
  4. Dressing: closing the wound surface with dressings specially designed for optimal healing - hydrogel, antimicrobial dressings, wound vac, and specialized dressings for diabetics. Special dressings promote optimal healing conditions, preventing infection and minimizing the risk of scarring. 

Our specialists closely monitor the healing process, adjust treatment if necessary, and provide patients with the necessary support and guidance for wound care at home. 

Expected Outcomes

Results may vary depending on: 

  • the type of wound; 
  • its localization; 
  • the depth and area of the lesion; 
  • the presence of associated pathologies; 
  • correctness and timeliness of treatment.

In general, after professional treatment, you can expect: 

  1. Healing with no or minimal scarring. 
  2. Restoration of function of damaged tissues. 
  3. Reduction of painful sensations. 
  4. Prevention of the development of infection. 
  5. Acceleration of tissue regeneration.

At Illinois Foot & Ankle Clinic, we work toward these expected outcomes by providing each patient with the highest quality care. Our goal is to return patients to a healthy and active life without limitations.

Why Choose Our Clinic?

Our clinic stands out from the crowd due to a number of advantages: 

  1. Experienced medical staff with in-depth knowledge of tissue healing. 
  2. A personalized approach to therapy tailored to each specific wound. 
  3. Access to advanced treatments, utilizing state-of-the-art technology, medications and dressings to provide our patients with the best possible outcome.
  4. A comprehensive approach to care: prevention and solution of other podiatric problems, advice on proper foot care and recommendations for the prevention of re-injury.

We value each patient and guarantee individualized attention and care throughout the entire treatment process. When you choose Illinois Foot & Ankle Clinic, you can be assured of receiving high-quality, professional care that is focused on optimal results.  

Call us today to schedule a consultation! Tel. (847) 298–3338 Des Plaines

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1400 E Golf Rd, Unit 201, Des Plaines, IL 60016

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