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A Marietta Podiatrists Take on Puncture Wounds of the Foot

Foot wound

Stabbed by something into your foot?! Notice a small bleeding hole?! Be proactive and seek medical care! The sooner the treatment, the better.

Puncture wounds can happen to anyone, but are more common amongst patients with peripheral neuropathy. A puncture wound is caused by an object (usually a nail), that either punctures directly through the skin or through a shoe and through the skin.

Tetanus is a potential serious complication of a puncture wound, as long as a severe infection. Puncture wounds can be more sneaky than other wounds, since the opening is usually much smaller. It is very difficult to determine how far the foreign body went into the foot as well!

The treatment for puncture wounds of the foot may include antibiotics, a debridement of the wound, cleaning the wound with sterile techniques. Surgery might be required if the foreign body remains deep into the foot. Drs Ryan and Shaynah Goldfine are foot and ankle surgeons, and will discuss all possible options for your foot treatment.

If you need a Podiatrist or foot doctor, please reach out to our office! Make sure to let the front desk know of the urgency of the situation!

Ryan Goldfine, DPM Dr. Ryan Goldfine is a board certified foot and ankle surgeon. He is a Marietta Podiatrist.

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