What are the Risk Factors of Non-Healing Foot Wounds
There are quite a few risk factors for poor healing of a wound, particularly in the feet. The most prominent is diabetes mellitus for a number of reasons. Diabetes is a risk factor because of the disease itself, and because it causes peripheral neuropathy, or numbness of the toes. Because there is no feeling in the toes, it’s possible to sustain trauma to the foot without knowing it. Also, diabetic patients are more prone to infections, making diabetes the number one factor that leads to non-healing wounds in the foot. Learn more at https://americanendovascular.com/blog/
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