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Case Study: Healing A Chronic Wound In A Patient With Charcot Foot And PAD

Author(s):

Stephanie C. Wu, DPM, MSc

This author provides an intriguing case study detailing the diagnostic workup and treatment of a chronic wound complicated by Charcot foot and peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

A 60-year-old male presented to the clinic complaining of a recurrent ulcer on the bottom of his foot for the past six months. The patient states his ulcer heals when he does not put weight on his foot but the ulcer opens up again once he starts walking. The patient denies pain to the area and notes that he washes his foot with 1% betadine solution everyday.

   He says he previously received treatment for the ulcer that included the use of VAC therapy (KCI) and a skin graft, which did not incorporate into his skin. The patient also notes a previous bone biopsy that was taken when the wound was deeper and it was negative for osteomyelitis.

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