What You Should Know About Nutrition And Wound Healing

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Changes in the skin and its appendages can indicate a nutrient deficit. Note the dry skin.
Changes in the skin and its appendages can indicate a nutrient deficit. Note the muscle wasting of the hands.
A 56-year-old patient with diabetes presented to the wound care team with a dorsal wound that was 80 percent fibrotic with no signs of infection. He also had secondary malnutrition from diabetes. Nutritional changes along with weekly sharp debridements an
Note the tendon coverage and decreased wound size in this photo of the 56-year-old man, which was four months after the initial consult.
By Patricia Abu-Rumman, DPM, and Robert A. Menzies, BSc(Hons), MChS, SRCh

Dr. Menzies is a podiatrist in the Diabetic Foot and Wound Clinic at the Hamad Medical Center in Doha, Qatar. He is also the podiatrist for the Qatar National Olympic Committee as he specializes in biomechanics and sports medicine. He is state-registered in the United Kingdom and is a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists in the United Kingdom.



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