Foot Wound Care

Foot Wound CareDr. Andrea Dirksen is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and advanced treatment options for the management of problem foot wounds. In recent years, there have been remarkable advancements in the understanding of the pathophysiology of foot wounds. As a result, an array of new treatments have been developed for healing chronic foot wounds. From wound healing gels to bio-engineered skin grafting, Dr. Dirksen is specially trained in the latest foot wound-healing techniques. Dr. Dirksen has spent over five years with the OSF Wound Healing Center in Rockford, Illinois. As a member of this physician team of specialists, that remain at the leading edge of foot wound healing solutions, she has undergone state of the art training by nationally recognized wound experts. This expertise and experience enable her to offer Northwoods Foot & Ankle patients a practical approach to foot wound care, while at the same time offering progressive treatment options.

Specialized Care for Serious Foot Wounds

Leading-edge care for wounds including:

  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Persistent skin irritations
  • Surgical wounds
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Ischemic ulcers
  • Neuropathic ulcers
  • Burns
  • Vasculitis and other inflammatory ulcers
  • Other chronic, non-healing wounds

The Latest Treatment Options

Treatment of chronic wounds requires a comprehensive approach that takes into account all factors of a person’s health. Care for each wound is determined by its own individual, unique course. Once the etiology of the wound is determined, Dr. Dirksen uses a variety of advanced clinical treatments including:

  • Wound dressings
  • Debridement
  • Bio-engineered skin grafting
  • Compression therapy
  • Lymphedema management
  • Growth factor therapy