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Transform diabetic foot ulcer

Courtesy of Tim Jemmott, Deputy Podiatry Manager, London, UK
Products: STIMULAN®
     

Clinical history

68-year-old female with a history of type 2 diabetes, neuropathy, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), angioplasty, renal dialysis and bilateral charcot arthropathy. She has been a wheelchair user for the previous 2 years.

The patient presented with an ulcer, infection (cellulitis) and necrosis. She had an antibiotic intolerance. The patient was seen weekly as she had numerous infections to be treated. The decision was made to start using STIMULAN. The patient was off loaded in a total contact cast.

Treatment

STIMULAN mixed with antibiotic was packed into the wound and covered with non-adherent dressing.

The dressing was checked weekly and the cast changed. The dressing was also changed every 2 weeks.

The patient was delighted that she wasn’t required to take further oral antibiotics.

Outcome

At 12 weeks, the wound had healed and the patient was pain and infection free, and has successfully rehabilitated into surgical footwear.

Note: See STIMULAN page for regulatory statements. MA0457R1

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