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Leg infection, foot ulcers, diabetes, and proper treatment

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My husband was involve in a really bad motorcycle accident ,A taxi knock him off the bike .It happend 11.12.07and he is severly despondent .The leg is not healing as infection are always in the screws of this contraption that has been inserted into the tibia .I will send a pic if anybody wants to see. Please give some advise on what we can do for the infection to clear .Is there any ointment for the ulcers.Iread about a product called Tetrasil for Ulcers does this work.He also had to have catheter inserted as he can not urinate.I need advise and are there any natural products that can speed up recovery.
Help we are suffering


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replied April 3rd, 2008
Orthopedics Hip, Knee, and Shoulder Injuries Answer A3850
According to your description, your husband is probably experiencing chronic bone infection (osteomyelitis). Osteomyelitis is a serious condition that requires long time (several months) treatment with antibiotics and, sometimes, surgical intervention. The bone won’t heal as long as there is infection present. Presence of diabetes makes the condition worse because people with diabetes have decreased ability to struggle with infections.


Ulcers on the foot can be due to prolonged physical pressure (decubitus) which can occur in patients that are immovable for long periods of time. Ulcers can also be due to disturbed blood circulation in the leg (ischemia or vein stasis) and diabetes. Even banal skin injury can be infected and turn into an ulcer because circulatory disorders and diabetes decreases the local skin immunity.


Local antiseptics, antibiotics, and treating the primary disorder are crucial for treating skin ulcers. There are many natural supplements that may have good impact on wound healing because of their local antibacterial activity. Tetrasil is one of them.



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