Commonwealth Foot and Ankle Center specializes in the treatment of non-healing wounds associated with vascular disorders such as diabetes, circulatory problems and serious medical conditions.

When circulation is compromised, healing occurs very slowly. A wound can become serious if it does not begin to heal within two weeks or is not completely healed within six weeks.

At CFAC, we have experience in diagnosing and treating various types of chronic wounds, including:

  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Neuropathic ulcers
  • Ischemic ulcers
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Vasculitis
  • Other chronic, non-healing wounds like lymphedema

We use a variety of state-of-the-art treatment methods to promote wound healing and enhance comfort for our patients, including:

  • Wound dressings
  • Debridement, which involves the surgical removal of dead tissue around the wound
  • Compression therapy using medical socks or stockings to support veins and increase circulation in the legs
  • Medical equipment designed to provide pressure relief, including specially designed beds and seat cushions
  • Growth factor medications to stimulate healing
  • Bio-engineered skin grafting (Apligraf┬«), which is an advanced living cell graft for patients with diabetic foot ulcers or venous leg ulcers
  • Edema management, which involves treatment of the abnormal accumulation of fluid in various body tissues
  • Noninvasive vascular testing and treatment
  • Vascular surgery