Tigard Podiatrist

11815 SW King James Pl, Suite 60
Tigard, OR 97224
(503) 639-8107

Canby Podiatrist

358 NW 1st Ave, Suite 5
Canby, OR 97013
(503) 263-2347
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Foot and Ankle Injuries, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, bunions, ingrown toenails and sports injuries


Wound Care & Ulcers

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Ulcers are skin wounds that are slow to heal and are classified in four stages, according to which layers of skin are broken through.

Those stages and their characteristics are:

Stage 1 - characterized by a reddening over bony areas. The redness on the skin does not go away when pressure is relieved.

Stage 2 - characterized by blisters, peeling or cracked skin. There is a partial thickness skin loss involving the top two layers of the skin.

Stage 3 - characterized by broken skin and sometimes bloody drainage. There is a full thickness skin loss involving subcutaneous tissue (the tissue between the skin and the muscle.)

Stage 4 - characterized by breaks in the skin involving skin, muscle, tendon and bone and are often associated with a bone infection called osteomyelitis.