Advanced Foot and Ankle Center Cures Foot Ulcers with New Treatment

San Diego, CA -- The Advanced Foot and Ankle Center of San Diego is treating foot ulcers with great success, using a revolutionary new treatment that stimulates and regrows skin tissue. Known as the human amniotic membrane allograft (HAMA), the medical center has used this procedure to cure hundreds of foot ulcers.

The use of HAMA is a sign of the Advanced Foot and Ankle Center of San Diego's reputation for continually embracing the latest in technology and medical field knowledge to treat foot ulcers and other such conditions. As a board certified foot surgeon, podiatrist Dr. Philip Wrotslavsky has an extensive background in diagnosing and treating foot, ankle, and lower leg conditions for patients of all ages. He is licensed to practice in the state of California.

A foot ulcer is recognizable as a red crater that occurs on the surface, or deep within the skin. Amniotic tissue has the proven ability to reduce ulcers by stimulating epithelial cell growth and migration. Several growth factors in the tissue like TGF, FGF, and EGF help vitalize such cell growth. The result is lessened inflammation and better soft tissue healing.

HAMA involves the donation of a human placenta after a baby's birth. The two layers of the placenta, the chorion and the amnion, have regenerative elements which can spur skin cell growth, therefore giving it healing properties.

Two causes of foot ulcers are a lack of blood circulation and neuropathy, or the loss of feeling in the feet. An untreated foot ulcer could lead to an infection and even an amputation. Diabetics have a high risk of getting foot ulcers, and are advised to get a yearly testing to see how much they're at risk.

Diabetes is a common problem in the United States, according to statistics. Around 14 percent of the population is diabetic, with four percent standing to get a foot ulcer in a year, and 25 percent of diabetics at risk of getting at least one foot ulcer in their life.

To learn more about how HAMA can heal foot ulcers, visit the website to complete a form for an appointment, or call 888-451-3770.

About Advanced Foot and Ankle Center of San Diego

Headed by podiatrist Dr. Philip Wrotslavsky, the Advanced Foot and Ankle Center of San Diego services communities of the San Diego area, including, but not limited to, Escondido, Coronado, Solana Beach, Ramona, Vista, San Marcos, Del Mar Poway, and Oceanside. Services available include surgery, custom molded orthotics, workers compensation claims, accelerated fracture healing, Botox sweaty feet, and more. To schedule an appointment, call 888-451-3770, or visit


Dr. Philip Wrotslavsky

4520 Executive Drive, Suite 215

San Diego California 92121


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