Skin Biologics And Non-healing Wounds

Phoenix Foot and Ankle Institute -  - Foot and Ankle Specialist

Phoenix Foot and Ankle Institute

Foot and Ankle Specialists & Podiatrists located in Scottsdale, AZ & Phoenix, AZ

Wound Care at Phoenix Foot and Ankle Institute allows Dr.'s McAlister and Riniker to provide you with the quickest resolution of your wound in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area!

Advanced Biologic Skin Substitutes for Chronic Wound Care

What is wound care?

Wound care at Phoenix Foot and Ankle Institute is above and beyond normal wound care and involves caring for large, nonhealing, or severe wounds that need medical attention to heal properly. The practice offers an array of advanced wound care treatments to speed healing, reduce the risk of infection, and minimize scarring. This can be done with adbvanced skin biologics unavailable to the general public to help wounds close quickly.

Who benefits from wound care?

You may be a candidate for wound care if you struggle with:

  • Diabetic foot wounds
  • Nerve damage
  • Lacerations
  • Puncture wounds
  • Infections
  • Non-healing wounds
  • Large or painful wounds

Smaller wounds may heal on their own with at-home care, but significant foot and ankle wounds need medical intervention to maximize healing.

Is wound care right for me?

After discussing your symptoms and medical history, Dr. McAlister and Riniker determine if you need medical wound care and which treatments are best for your personalized needs. She examines your wound and may recommend blood testing, nerve testing, imaging procedures, biopsy, or tissue swabs before making a final diagnosis and tailoring your treatment plan. 

Which wound care options are available?

Phoenix Foot and Ankle Institute offers numerous wound care treatments based on the type of wound and its severity. Our providers may suggest one or more of the following:

  • Cleaning the wound
  • Debridement
  • Dressings 
  • Oral medicines
  • Topical medications
  • Skin grafting
  • Off-loading
  • Stitches
  • Custom orthotics 
  • Activity modification
  • Quitting smoking
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

We may suggest making healthy lifestyle changes to better control high blood sugar caused by diabetes, taking diabetes medicine if needed, or using special footwear or assisted devices during the healing process. Eat nutritious foods, get plenty of rest, and remain as active as possible.

How can I care for my wound at home?

It’s essential to take good care of your wounds at home to ensure optimal healing. Follow the instructions by keeping the treatment area clean, changing dressings as needed, and taking medications as directed. Call the office at any time with questions or if you develop new symptoms. 

Schedule an appointment at one of our locations by phone or request one online today to take advantage of the outstanding wound care services and determine which are best for you.