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What is Off-Loading?

What is Off-Loading

Off-loading means not bearing weight. If your doctor recommends off-loading, you should not walk or bear weight on the extremity that has a wound or where a wound could develop. This includes your bottom or hips if you are bed or chair-bound.

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Topics: Wound Care, Wound Treatments & HBOT

Peripheral Arterial Disease and Related Ulcers

Peripheral Arterial Disease and Related Ulcers

What is peripheral arterial disease (PAD)?

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a narrowing or blockage of the blood vessels in the legs. Blood flow to your feet and legs is decreased. This decreased blood flow affects the health of your skin on your feet and legs. It can also be the reason a foot ulcer does not heal. People with PAD have an increased risk for heart attack and stroke. An estimated 8 million people in the USA have PAD.

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Topics: Vascular Disease, Types of Wounds, Wound Care, Peripheral Arterial Disease

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