At Family Footcare, PC, your foot doctor in Farmington Hills, our mission is to provide our patients with outstanding full service foot care in a comfortable and relaxing environment. We believe in educating our patients as to all possible treatment options. We proudly offer a full complement of foot and ankle services for all of your family’s podiatric needs. Our doctors are highly qualified and well respected in their field. Dr. Milton J. Stern is a board certified foot specialist who has been in practice since 1980. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons, a Fellow in the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and a Fellow in the American Professional Wound Care Society. Dr. Stern has spent the last 15 years studying heel pain syndromes and he designed a hybrid orthotic for combination heel pain syndromes. Dr. Randy K. Kaplan is a board certified foot specialist who has been in practice since 1981. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons, a Fellow in the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Kaplan has received numerous local, state and national recognition awards. The newest member of this stellar team is Dr. Cindy Pavcic who came on board in 2012. Dr. Pavicic treats all ages, in all aspects of medical and surgical foot and ankle care. Her specialties include reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, pediatric foot and ankle pathology, laser treatment, orthotic therapy for congenital/traumatic deformities, diabetic wound care, and foot ankle sports medicine injuries.
An ulceration is an absence of or defect in the normal lining of the skin layers. Another way of saying it is that an ulceration or wound is a hole or cavity in the skin that may be wet or dry and potentially, very resistive to healing. Patients with diabetes, poor circulation and those that are bedridden may have increased tendencies to develop ulcerations. There are many types of ulcers including those caused by loss of sensation of the skin, decreased blood flow, pressure to a specific area of the foot and ulcers due to problems with the valves in the veins. After a thorough examination, the foot doctor in Farmington Hills will assess the cause of your wound and create an appropriate treatment plan.
The foot doctor in Farmington Hills has many different treatments for ulcers based upon the type of ulceration involved largely determines the specific method of care. In general, ulcers are treated with debridement (removal) of the surrounding tissue and any nonviable tissue. This will help relieve pressure from the ulcer. Some patients are treated with non-weight bearing of the foot to help decrease pressure on the ulcer. Topical wound gels and creams are also used to keep certain ulcers clean and hydrated. Don’t put this off any longer. Give us a call today.