If you develop a wound in your foot you will receive advanced diabetic wound care from our trained team members. This involves expert wound assessment, surgical debridement to remove any dead or devitalized tissue around the open sore. The surgical debridement may be done using curette, scalpel or the latest in debridement technology, the Soring, Ultrasonic Wound Debridement system. The wound will be measured, photographed and classified according to the University of Texas wound classification system. All of this information will be entered into the TMI Wound Database. An advanced wound dressing will be applied to the wound and a detailed care plan will be immediately faxed to the CCAC Wound Care Team so that wound care can be commenced immediately at your home or at one of the CCAC wound clinic located around the city.
The mainstay of diabetic wound care is, first and foremost, offloading, that is, taking the pressure off of the wound. To do this we have a variety of offloading devices, from the latest in diabetic removable cast walkers (Aircast Boot or DH Walker) as well as the TLC-RAMM offloading scooter, Darco postop as forefoot and rear foot offloading shoes. Our team members are well trained in the application of the gold standard for diabetic wound care, the total contact cast. We also may recommend made-to-measure compression socks to control the swelling associated with your wound. Finally, when the wound is finally healed, custom fabricated orthotics may be recommended. We will be able to make a custom mold of your feet using either 3-D laser scanning or plaster casting, in order to fabricate the molds for the orthotic device.