For 13 years, Kevin Campbell suffered with a wound that would not heal. Three years ago, he sought help from Dr. Heidi E. Monaghan of Midland Podiatry Associates. “I was to the point of having it amputated, but Dr. Monaghan said she wouldn’t give up on me,” Campbell said. The wound, though originally caused by the trauma of an accident, was diagnosed as a diabetic ulcer. While treatment did reduce the size of the wound by half, it did not totally heal.
|Dr. Heidi Monaghan
Campbell’s treatments included debridement, which involves removing damaged or infected tissue. He also had specialty dressings applied, including biological skin substitutes that work like skin grafts. From Campbell’s point of view, the most unusual treatment was hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Campbell had a total of 40 treatments in the hyperbaric oxygen chamber. While his wound is classified as healed, Campbell knows he will have to closely manage his health for the rest of his life.
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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