University Foot and Ankle Institute is an internationally-recognized leading organization for the treatment of foot and ankle problems. Our team of foot and ankle specialists comprehensively treat all foot and ankle problems from simple achilles tendonitis, bunions, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, neuroma pain, ankle sprains and fractures to the most complex reconstructive surgery and limb salvage of the foot and ankle.
Diabetic ulcers form mainly due to lack of sensation. It is often thought that a lack of circulation may be cause of problems, but a majority of ulcers are formed from increased pressure on a certain area of the foot. The key to ulcer care is to not delay treatment. With early care, the need for amputation and bone infection can be avoided leading to optimal healing.
Several advances in ulcer care have been developed by doctors in the past decade. These include the use of genetic skin to close wounds, the use of skin grafts to close wounds and the use of local skin and muscle flaps to close wounds. The Foot and Ankle Institute of California specializes in all aspects of ulcer care and have expertise in all forms of ulcer treatment including specialized brace formation, casting technique, surgical wound closure and genetic skin graft use.
Our diabetic foot ulcer care doctors, surgeons and physical therapists are the very best in California. Request an appointment with a doctor at our Los Angeles or other Southern California offices.