Wound Care

Wound Care

Wound Care services offered in Commack, NY

Untreated foot wounds can increase your risk for infections and other complications. At Mayfair Foot Care, Edward Buro, DPM, Christine Peterson, DPM, and Rosario Saccomanno, DPM, provide high-quality wound care services in-office, so you can get the treatment you need without a long wait. The providers can address all types of foot and ankle wounds, including traumatic wounds and diabetic ulcers. They provide therapies to relieve pain, treat infections, and fully heal your wound. Call the Commack, New York, office to schedule a wound care appointment or book a consultation online today.

What is wound care?

Wound care is a treatment service to address open wounds that result from traumatic injuries, underlying medical issues, and poor foot hygiene.

Mayfair Foot Care provides comprehensive wound care services for all types of foot and ankle wounds. The office features advanced diagnostic testing services on-site to ensure you get a fast, accurate diagnosis.

The podiatrists also personalize treatment plans to relieve any symptoms and lower your risk for infections and other complications.

When should I schedule a wound care evaluation?

You should schedule a wound care evaluation at Mayfair Foot Care if you have an open wound on your foot or ankle that you can treat on your own, such as deep punctures, lacerations, or cuts. 

You also need medical attention if you step on a nail, piece of glass, or other debris that embeds into your skin.

Uncontrolled diabetes can damage nerves in your legs and feet. If you get a cut on your foot, you may not notice it right away, and the wound can worsen. For this reason, you should check your feet daily.

You should contact Mayfair Foot Care if you notice any skin changes in your feet or ankles or if you develop an open wound that doesn’t heal.

What happens during a wound care consultation?

During your wound care consultation at Mayfair Foot Care, the podiatrists perform a physical exam of the wound to check for infection and other complications. Depending on your wound type, you might also need X-rays or other diagnostic imaging tests, so the providers can evaluate the extent of your injury.

For open wounds, the providers clean the area thoroughly to remove any debris from your skin. They can also remove severely damaged tissue during an in-office procedure.

To protect the wound so it can heal fully, the providers may apply a topical medication and clean bandages. You might also need to take antibiotics to prevent an infection. The providers can give you additional resources to care for your wound and change your bandages at home.

If you have a diabetic ulcer, the podiatrists can treat the existing wound and provide ongoing diabetic foot care to prevent new wounds from developing. They can also coordinate care with your family doctor to ensure your blood sugar levels remain healthy.

Call Mayfair Foot Care to schedule a wound care consultation or book an appointment online today.