Chronic wound development should be treated professionally. Pancholi Foot & Ankle are skilled in the care and management of patients with chronic wounds due to disease or injury. Dr. Pancholi is certified by the American Board of Wound Management and has over 18 years experience in healing wounds below the knee. We can get you the care you need to heal your wound quickly. Patients from Lehighton, Tamaqua, Walnutport, Kresgeville, Kunkletown, Schnecksville, Brodheadsville, Laurys Station, Albrightsville, Effort, East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg, and Pottsville can visit the office today in Palmerton, PA.
Wounds can occur due to an injury when the skin is torn, cut, or punctured. If you have a wound that won’t heal, it is referred to as “chronic.” These types of wounds can be caused by diabetes, vascular disease (arterial, venous, or lymphatic conditions), radiation therapy, surgery, trauma, burns, or pressure. The vast majority of chronic wounds are venous ulcers, arterial wounds, and diabetic or pressure ulcers. The most common wounds that many podiatrists treat are diabetic foot ulcers.
Chronic wounds are usually classified into different categories, with the majority related to ulcers due to disease. The types of categories include:
Treatment for chronic wounds will begin with an assessment of the wound itself. The location of the wound and how severe it is will be a factor in treating it. If the underlying condition is a problem such as diabetes, that will be addressed as well. Any of the following medications and treatments may be used for care of chronic wounds:
The world of health insurance can be confusing. While we accept most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid PA, we will work to verify your benefits so that you have a clear picture of what your treatment will end up costing you. We understand the ins and outs of health insurance and want to make sure that there are no surprises! If your insurance provider is one of the following, please call our office to schedule your appointment: Amerihealth, Gateway, Geisinger, and Medicaid This is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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