CHRONIC & COMPLEX WOUND CARE
Chronic wounds on the legs and feet can be a common complication for vascular patients and diabetics. These wounds can be caused by blockages in the arteries (peripheral arterial disease), pooling of blood in the legs from varicose veins (venous insufficiency), and complications from diabetes including numb feet (peripheral neuropathy).
Frequently, a combination of these problems can be present and wounds can be complex to manage. At YVS we thoroughly assess each patient for all of these factors and can diagnose and treat accordingly. We have access to complex wound and diabetic foot services throughout Melbourne and can arrange intensive multidisciplinary care for rapidly deteriorating wounds.