Chronic Wound Symptoms
Diabetic foot complications are among the most complex to treat. Because of this, they require a coordinated, organized approach from a team of specialists with advanced training. The good news is up to 80% of amputations due to diabetic complications are preventable with an integrated approach to treatment. Anytime you have a sore or experiencing any chronic wound symptoms, contact your Amputation Prevention Center for an appointment right away.
Chronic wound symptoms include:
- A foot or leg ulcer that has not healed right away, or is getting worse
- An ulcer or skin surrounding an ulcer that has turned black
- A leg or foot ulcer and you have had a previous amputation
- You have been told you might need an amputation
If you have any of the above symptoms and also develop a fever or flu-like symptoms, you should go to the emergency room immediately. You should also contact the nearest Amputation Prevention Center for a follow-up appointment.