Health and Wellness

Open wounds can lead to illness, amputation if not treated urgently

Diabetics are at a particular risk of foot ulcers, which could lead to amputation.

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have brought amputation risk to the forefront of wound care expert’s minds, as many suffering from chronic wounds have not sought needed care during the past two years. The result has been a steep rise in amputations, according to a study from the American Diabetes Association.

“COVID was hard on health care workers and especially hard on patients,’’ said Dr. Kitima Boonvisudhi, who is the medical director of wound care and . . .