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Cleveland Foot and Ankle Clinic seeks new ways to heal diabetic ulcers

from Cleveland.com

For a healthy person, a cut is a minor annoyance. But for a diabetic, a laceration can turn into a spreading, weeping ulcer that just won't heal — and in extreme cases, can become infected and lead to possible amputation. The Cleveland Foot and Ankle Clinic is researching two new therapies that could help. One explores the use of fresh amniotic tissue to heal diabetic foot ulcers. A second trial seeks to stimulate the body's defenses to get rid of dead tissue surrounding wounds that refuse to heal. more


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