Foot and Ankle

Ulcer Alert

A diabetic foot ulcer is an open wound or sore that occurs in about 15 percent of patients with diabetes. It usually appears on the bottom of the leg or foot.

Anyone who has diabetes is at risk for developing a foot ulcer. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic amputations in the lower extremities. Approximately 14 to 24 percent of Americans with diabetes who develop a foot ulcer lead to an amputation.

When Villager, Charles Penniman noticed a diabetic ulcer on his foot, he headed straight for  Tri-County Foot & Ankle for care.

Advocates for Your Health

When a person has diabetes, wounds can take longer to heal, which can increase the risk of infections and other complications. Villager Dick Bright is an avid swimmer and golfer. He’s also a diabetic. When Dr. Ivelisse Rosa, a podiatrist at Tri-County Foot & Ankle, noticed that a small cut on his leg was not healing, she immediately took action. He credits her quick response for saving his leg.