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AZ Podiatrist Injects Amniotic Membrane to Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers

From: Lisa Kennell, Podiatry Management Online
Published: January 20, 2012

A Scottsdale podiatrist has developed a treatment for diabetic foot ulcers that could prevent amputation and other health problems. The treatment is the brainchild of Dr. Bruce Werber of InMotion Foot & Ankle Specialists, who has practiced podiatry for 32 years. Werber gets the open, infected wounds to close by injecting them with amniotic fluid. In the last year, he said, most people whose ulcers were not responding to treatment saw their wounds heal completely using this new treatment," says Werber.

"We now have amniotic membrane and fluid that is cryopreserved. So it can be used on anybody at any time and anywhere and morselized so it can be injected. We don't have to have a live birth to collect it, and it can be harvested in very clean, sterile conditions. We inject it in and around the wound, and it enhances the healing.

 

 

 

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