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Why do diabetics have impaired wound healing ? Ask the Vein Experts
Monday, November 26, 2012

 

1. reduced tissue perfussion with oxygen and nutrients because of diseased small vessels

 

2. poor offloading of oxygen near the wounded tissue

 

3. poor deformability of red blood cells so that they are less likely to bring oxygenated hemoglobin to the wound

 

4. impaired immunity - poor chemotaxis - this is the body's ability to bring in white blood cells to the wounded tissue using chemoattractants

 

5. impaired immunity - poor phagocytosis - this is the ability of whie blood cells to engulf and eat (internalize) bacteria.

 

All of these factors contribute to the deficient wound healing in diabetics. As said above, meticulous surgical technique and experience with all facets of venous disease and surgery ensires success in over 99.7 % of cases.

 

Dr. hratch Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 716-839-3638 or www.VeinsVeinsVeins.com 

 

 

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 310-998-5535 or www.SantaMonicaVeinCenter.com 

 

Drs. Raffy and Hratch Karamanoukian have authored 6 books about venous disease. The books are available on Amazon Kindle and Nook books for download.

 

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