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Why is Wound Care Important If You Have Peripheral Artery Disease

The reason wound care is so important is that when you have Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), you are not getting enough blood flow to the extremities. When that happens, you are predisposed to developing a breakdown of the skin or a severe infection of the skin, which can progress to infection of the bone, eventually leading to amputation in some cases. To prevent these things from happening, local wound care is vital for patients with PAD. One of the highest risks is in cutting their toenails because a small cut to the surrounding skin can develop a severe infection. For this reason, many patients with PAD see a podiatrist for toenail maintenance. Learn more at https://americanendovascular.com/blog/

Learn more about vascular health, prevention, and care for Peripheral Artery Disease.

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